BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Some would say that there’s nothing better than to kick back, hang a “Retired” shingle and enjoy a well-deserved retirement. This was what former Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Scherb had in mind when he started to dance in the police station’s elevator. The video of Sheriff’s Deputy breaking in dance over “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) goes viral, amassing 3 million views.
Recently, a new video goes viral on the Internet. No, it’s not another one of the duct tape challenge, or people scaring cats using cucumbers, it’s about a retired police officer who decided to celebrate his retirement in his own unique fashion.
Instead of throwing off a traditional going-away party, the former Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Scherb expressed his feeling towards his retirement by breaking into dance, right inside the station’s elevator. The 3-minute clip featuring Scherb breaking into smooth dancing move over Silento’s song was released by the deputy’s former colleagues.
Although the video was uploaded quite recently on YouTube, it has managed to gather over 3 million views. In the clip, the former deputy not only randomly begin to break into dance, but he also encourages his colleagues to do the same.
Despite the fact that all was in good taste, his former colleagues refrained from participating in Scherb’s ad-hoc celebration. After uploading the clip on YouTube, Scherb’s formed colleagues also threw in a Facebook post in which they explained that the clip was posted on the platform not to make fun of the retired police officer, but to honor him and his achievements.
The video of Sheriff’s Deputy breaking in dance over “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” goes viral. The clip was also meant to be a method of saying “Thanks for being there for us” by the cop’s former colleagues.
And according to their Facebook post, the retired police office had a fruitful career. Tony Scherb spent 29 years working on El Paso’s police force. Moreover, the dancing policeman also spent no more than 15 years in the traffic unit, but he also worked for Transport, in Court and, before being appointed Sheriff’s Deputy, he also spend some time working in the Background Investigation Unit.
The amusing clip featuring the dashing Tony Scherb eerily reminds us of another clip which featured another police officer who did some lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it off”.
In their closing remarks, the Deputy’s former colleagues wished Scherb good luck and said that they will miss him at work.
Here is the clip with Scherb’s performance.