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Cops Dancing at the Punjabi Party

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2022
Cops Dancing at the Punjabi Party

Police officers can’t always predict what they’ll be doing on any particular day, but dancing at a Punjabi pre-wedding party is probably not on a list of likely activities—even in Punjab.

That’s what happened recently in the city of Tracy, California, when the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office received a noise complaint from neighbors of Manpreet Toor, who was hosting a pre-wedding celebration for her brother, Mandiver Toor, and his fiance, Raman.

Two sheriff’s deputies showed up at 9:30 PM to find a spirited outdoor dance party with loud Punjabi music.

“We just turned around and everyone’s like, ‘the cops are here,’” Manpreet told NBC 10. “We were kind of nervous because we thought they were going to shut the whole party down and it was pretty early.”

But the deputies just asked for the music to be turned down a notch—and brought more merriment to the celebration by agreeing to do a little dancing.

“As soon as they started dancing, everyone went crazy,” Manpreet said. “Everyone had their phone out, the camera guy was on stage recording him, we were super excited.”

The wedding photographer, Kanda Productions, shared a video of the two deputies dancing on Instagram. One of them even showed off new moves he had learned from Manpreet.

“Our deputies were thrilled with the kindness and hospitality of the guests!” the sheriff’s office tweeted.

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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips, and more.]

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