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Watch: Charlotte Police Dance in Streets while Directing DNC Traffic

An officer in Charlotte shows off his dance moves while directing traffic during the Democratic National Convention.

The final tally was this: Tampa, two arrests. Charlotte, 25.

During last month's Republican National Convention, Tampa police distributed food and cold drinks to protesters in "Romneyville," while Chief Jane Castor earned props for her laid-back approach to the demonstrations.

And yet somehow, cops patrolling this week's Democratic National Convention in North Carolina have become the media darlings. This probably helped:

One traffic cop even earned applause for doing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance in an intersection. That's a far cry from the impression Tampa left on the world:

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