They Came, They Saw, They Danced: California County Sheriff Deputies Join Punjabi Pre-wedding Celebrations
- Community policing in Tracy, California, appears to include deputies jiving to Punjabi music.
A couple of San Joaquin County Sheriff Deputies showed up at a desi pre-wedding party in Tracy, California, to warn about loud music blaring past 9.30 pm. When the party hosts readily agreed to lower the volume, but on the condition that they join the dance, the deputies agreed.
Manpreet Toor was the host of the Jargo celebration for her brother Mandiver Toor and his fiancée Raman. “We just sang, we danced, we just partied because we were super excited,” Manpreet was quoted in a local news report. “The music was really loud because it was an outdoor event.”
When the cops showed up answering a noise complaint, Manpreet was nervous that they’d shut down the whole party. Instead, “We spoke to them, they were super cool, super chill,” Manpreet said according to the report. “We asked them to dance and then I taught him two moves, ‘turn the doorknob’, ‘turn the lightbulb’, ‘crush the cigarette’ and he got up there and he just did his own thing. He was awesome.”
Video provided by the wedding photographer shows the deputies joining the dance floor, one of them, showing off the new moves he was taught.
“I just want to say thank you to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department. They were so kind, so sweet. Best experience we’ve ever had,” Manpreet was quoted as saying in 13newsnow.com.
Later, in a tweet, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office thanked the couple for their kindness.