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It’s time for a fresh viral sensation, and the department threw down the “Glee”-like gauntlet Tuesday when they posted the first Lip Sync Challenge video to YouTube.
The Tokens’ 1961 classic “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is the tune to which sunglass-clad officers invoke the spirit of Milli Vanilli, using the city’s Minnesota Zoo to their advantage.
No zoological expense is spared in this one, folks. Some departments may have bomb squads, K-9 officers or horse patrols — but do they have boa constrictors, birds of prey and SLOTHS at their disposal? We think not.READ MORE: Deployment Of National Guard Makes Some Feel On Edge, Others More Safe
This video has it all, including camel riding, loosely-choreographed dancing and some goat feeding for good measure. Heck, there’s even an appearance from a certain crime-fighting dog.
Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel ends the video with a stern message to Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie and his department.
“Bring it on,” Rechtzigel said.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Hopkins, Driver Taken Into Custody
As of Wednesday afternoon, the video has more than 5,300 views on YouTube.