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Foster City PD's Mannequin Challenge

Date: 2016-11-17
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The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a video is recorded moving among them, often with the song "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background. The hashtag #MannequinChallenge was used for popular social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. It is believed that the phenomenon was started by students in Jacksonville, Florida on October 12, 2016.  The initial posting has inspired works by other groups, especially professional athletes and sports teams that have posted increasingly complex and elaborate videos.

Not to be outdone by pro sports, the Foster City Police Department in California’s Bay Area recently created its own Mannequin Challenge video and posted it to several online video services.  The video begins with a close up of Police Chief Joe Pierucci during briefing, then moves out, in a single take, through the police building and out into a parking lot, where officers are trying to engage a local celebrity, news channel KRON4’s People Behaving Badly host Stanley Roberts, red handed with presumably stolen evidence.

Kudos to FCPD for an engaging, fun, and outstandingly posed Mannequin Challenge!

Watch the video here on vimeo

For more information on the Mannequin Challenge trend, see this article on

and check this page at Wikipedia

See more public safety related videos on our VIDEOS page

- Videos/ (via FCPD [shared on Facebook], 11/72/16)


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