Policeman Surprises Clubbers By Popping Up In DJ Booth
Imagine being out, blind drunk on cheap shots and even cheaper cider, during Freshers' Week and looking up to see a policeman DJing.
Because that is the bizarre scenario clubbers were met with at Birmingham's Pryzm last night.
DJ Plod doing his thing. Credit: SWNS/Pryzm Birmingham
PC Benjamin Simmons, from West Midlands Police, popped up in the DJ booth and had a little go of the decks, choosing to play a remix of Sound of KRS-One 'Sound of Da Police', obviously.
And, perhaps even more bizarrely, the clubbers seemed to be absolutely loving it.
If all this is too surreal to be true, you'll be glad to know someone filmed it:
PC Simmons and his colleague PC Andy Parson are part of the Safer Students team and were out and about at three venues to promote the cause.
Taking to Twitter PC Parson said: "Literally 'mixing' up the tactics tonight to get out and meet students enjoying the night life across WMP and promote Safer Students."
Perhaps naturally, some club-goers couldn't believe what they were seeing and went on social media to share the news.
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One wrote: "OMG, a cop just got in the DJ booth and started mixing tunes. Best thing I've ever seen."
While a second added: "The police officer DJ'ing @PryzmBirmingham absolutely made my night." Ah, well, that's nice.
Even the owners of the nightclub seemed to be in disbelief, tweeting: "The strangest thing just happened. Massive shoutout to the coolest police force! Safer Students, West Midlands Police."
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "The officers were off duty and wanted to promote our Safer Students campaign in an engaging way.
These particular clubbers look less than impressed. Apart from the woman on the right of the shot, she's loving it. Credit: SWNS
"They went to three venues as part of our campaign which gives new students advice and tips on how to keep themselves and their property safe as they start university.
"PC SImmons was a DJ himself up until 16 months ago when he quit to focus on his police career.
"He held a residency at the Bell in Stourbridge and started out at the age of 18 DJ'ing at the Nightingale club in Birmingham."
What do you reckon to his DJ skills? Was he right to jack it all in to focus on being a police officer or is this a criminal waste of talent (sorry)?
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
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