This is one of those news items that you make up as a joke to warn a dude that he needs to stop being so flashy and drawing attention to himself before something bad happens. Sadly, this one is real-life. From Huffington Post:

Police in Galveston, Texas, have been able to identify a possible burglary suspect thanks to security camera footage that captured the man busting out “signature” dance moves, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Galveston Police Captain Jeff Heyse released the 38-second video on Wednesday which shows a young man briefly chatting with others before performing a short dance routine, which allowed them to identify a possible suspect.

“The 16-year-old juvenile suspect is known for his ‘swag,’ or signature dance move, and (he) does it in the hallways at school,” Heyse stated in a press release obtained by the Galveston Daily News.

The footage was captured between 8 and 9 p.m. on March 27, when three men reportedly broke into an amphibious automobile that the touring company “Duck Tours” uses to drive sightseers along the streets of Galveston and ferry them across Galveston Bay, the paper reports.

Of course there’s a part of me that wants to believe it’s all a case of mistaken identity. Doesn’t it seem pretty impossible to identify someone by whatever few seconds of dancing around he might be doing?

“Isn’t that Ron Ron? Who’s always doin’ that dance?”

I have to admit, if I saw this video and personally knew the guy in it, I’d recognize him too. I don’t know what particular dance that was, but he should’ve just left it out if he was going to be bold enough to rob places. Rule #1 for committing crimes: no dougie breaks.

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