Ever since police in New Zealand did the #RunningManChallenge and called out other police forces around the world, the new internet phenomenon just got to a whole new level. The NYPD responded to a hilarious video and others have followed. We wait with bated breath to see if our esteemed police force will be nominated by another police from around the world.
“The Running Man”
The Running Man dance is a hip hop trend from 1986 that was performed by many artists including Janet Jackson in her hit video Rhythm Nation. It has been reintroduced two weeks ago and took the sports world by storm. Think of this as an Ice Bucket challenge, without the ice and just as fun. Now, once a police force is challenged, they can choose to accept it, and pass it on to another police force.
These Maryland Basketball players started the challenge
NYPD accept the challenge from New Zealand
Other police forces get involved
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) May 4, 2016
Scotland Police did the #RunningManChallenge
Next Up, Met Police In London and Toronto Polic
— Police Scotland (@policescotland) May 5, 2016