Video of NOPD cops doing 'the Wobble' goes viral
Winston Harbin and his partner decided to join in on the fun while working at a Carnival
NEW ORLEANS — Winston Harbin just got caught breaking into the Wobble again. They caught it all on video. Don’t bother calling the cops, though.
The New Orleans Police Department homicide detective’s rolling, sliding dance moves while on duty on the Carnival parade route Saturday have become a viral online sensation. By Monday afternoon, a video of the dance attack had attracted more than 114,000 “shares” on the Facebook page of the woman who captured it, north shore resident Ginger Morris, and the numbers were rising fast.
Harbin and DeCynda Barnes, his partner in cold-case murder investigations, are seen busting their moves before an appreciative crowd at Canal and North Miro streets before the Endymion parade. What the video fails to capture, Harbin said, are the dozens of other parade revelers joining in the party dance routine.
“I guess it’s the yin and yang of my personality, what I do,” Harbin said. “It’s about the kids and the families, letting them know I’m approachable. I like to see the smiles and the shock on their faces.”