'A Plot Twist': FL Officers, Choreographer Describe Viral Christmas Mall Dance
The two police officers who surprised shoppers at a Florida mall by joining in on a flash mob joined "Fox & Friends" Wednesday with their choreographer to break down their now-viral performance.
The Aventura Police Department officers were seen approaching the dancing group at the Aventura Mall, appearing to want to break it up.
To the amazement of the crowd, though, officers Chris Gatti and Manny Gonzalez joined in with the flash mob, busting a move in the middle of the mall
Choreographer Sean Green, who organized the performance, said that Gatti approached him after a Halloween performance with the idea.
"I said it would be a great way to do a plot twist to have you guys come in, and I could teach you a couple of moves," Green said.
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Gatti added that the performance was a great way to bridge the gap between officers and civilians.
Officer Gonzalez said that the reaction to the video has been "overwhelming."
"We were very surprised."
Learning the steps for the viral performance only lasted 20 minutes, and took place the day of.
"I'm a school resource officer, so my kids are all going crazy," Gonzalez added. "It really actually just reinforced my connection with my students at the school that I work at."
Watch more of the interview from "Fox & Friends" above.