He’s got all the right moves

Twit­ter-sen­sa­tion In­spec­tor re­wards fol­low­ers

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by Robert Cum­ber robert.cum­ber@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

FOOTBALLERS and singers are used to gar­ner­ing huge num­bers of fol­low­ers on Twit­ter but lit­tle did In­spec­tor David Ge­orge sus­pect when he got in­volved in ‘Fol­low Fri­day’.

He promised to throw a few dance moves if he man­aged to top 500 fol­low­ers and keen to stick to his word, the Hil­ing­don West sec­tor In­spec­tor de­lighted his fans.

He added: “I’m up for a laugh but as long as I get to draw at­ten­tion to some se­ri­ous is­sues.”

A HILLING­DON po­lice­man stuck to his word by post­ing a video of him shak­ing his stuff af­ter pass­ing 500 fol­low­ers on Twit­ter.

In­spec­tor David Ge­orge, who promised fol­low­ers a dance should he reach the mile­stone, pulled out all the moves in a short rou­tine to Ma­roon 5’s Moves Like Jag­ger.

The Hilling­don West sec­tor in­spec­tor, who ad­mits to be­ing a bit of a Twit­ter novice, says the dare came about fol­low­ing a spot of on­line ban­ter with a friend, af­ter the of­fi­cer had ex­pressed his con­fu­sion at the con­cept of “Fol­low Fri­day”.

He soon posted a photo of his danc­ing shoes, be­fore jok­ingly try­ing to back­track as his Twit­ter fol­low­ing rock­eted, claim­ing he had meant 5,000 but for­got to add the third zero.

“This has re­ally back­fired on me. I was hav­ing a bit of a gig­gle and thought there was no chance I’d get to 500 fol­low­ers.

“But if it gets more peo­ple fol­low­ing us and see­ing the good work we do that’s good.

Insp Ge­orge won plau­dits for be­ing such a good sport, de­spite draw­ing some flak for his some might say crim­i­nal dance moves.

Houn­slow’s bor­ough com­man­der Raj Kohli com­pared his ef­forts un­favourably to Ricky Ger­vais’ cringe­wor­thyhy moves in The Of­fice, e, tweet­ing “David Brent nt has been out-Brented”.

Others were morere gen­er­ous, with one ne fol­lower hail­ing his moves es as wor­thy of a pro­mo­tionon and another tweet­ing ng #ISa­luteYouSir.

There was even a sug­ges­tion that dance ce work­outs should re­place ce the tra­di­tional bleep test st used to gauge of­fi­cers’ rs’ fit­ness.

In­spec­tor Ge­orge’s e’s rou­tine be­gins with him m tap­ping his fin­gers on his desk, be­fore seem­ing­lyly get­ting swept away with th the rhythm and launch­ing into full-blown dance mode.

It ends with him pre­tend­ing to strain a mus­cle dur­ing one par­tic­u­larly vig­or­ous lunge and re­turn­ing to his desk in ap­par­ent dis­com­fort.

He tweeted the video ac­com­pa­nied by the mes­sage: “Thank u for my 500 fol­low­ers! The hu­man be­hind the uni­form dancin a jig”.

“I’m up for a laugh but as long as I get to draw at­ten­tion to some se­ri­ous is­sues!” he later added.

In­spec­tor Ge­orge has al­ready passed 700 fol­low­ers, and there have been plenty of sug­ges­tions for what dare he might take on to help him reach his next Twit­ter mile­stone. The early fron­trun­ners in­clude a sky­dive or another dance, this time in a pink tutu.

DANC­ING SHOES: In­spec­tor David Ge­orge’s boots and right, in ac­tion as on the video

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