An Ohio police department’s entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured.
Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he’s “overwhelmed” by the response to a video his department created as part a national lip sync challenge among police departments. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports among fans the video is the band Lady Antebellum, which tweeted that the police department’s cover its song “Need You Now” is “amazing.”
Since its posting on Wednesday (July 18) the video has been viewed more than 7 million times. "You really didn’t think we were going to sit back and not participate in the #lipsyncchallenge did ya?," the Middletown ficers wrote in a note accompanying the video. "There are some good ones out there so we needed to 'BRING IT'. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. As for anyone complaining about tax dollars at work, each employee took literally 30 minutes or under to do this, most came in on their own time. It’s a messed up world right now so we just wanted to give you a smile."
The police chief says it took about an hour to shoot the video. He says some ficers were reluctant at first but everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.
Watch the video below.