A Hillingdon policeman stuck to his word by posting a video of him shaking his stuff after passing 500 followers on Twitter.
Inspector David George, who had promised followers a dance should he reach the milestone , pulled out all the moves in a short routine to Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger.
The Hillingdon sector inspector won plaudits for being such a good sport, despite drawing some flak for his some might say criminal dance moves.
Hounslow ’s borough commander Raj Kohli compared his efforts unfavourably to Ricky Gervais' cringeworthy moves in The Office, tweeting "David Brent has been out-Brented".
Others were more generous, with one follower hailing his moves as worthy of a promotion and another tweeting #ISaluteYouSir.
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There was even a suggestion that dance workouts should replace the traditional bleep test used to gauge police officers’ fitness.
Inspector George's routine begins with him tapping his hands on his desk, before seemingly getting swept away with the rhythm and launching into full-blown dance mode.
It ends with him pretending to strain a muscle during one particularly vigorous lunge and returning to his desk in apparent discomfort.
He tweeted the video accompanied by the message: "Thank u for my 500 followers! The human behind the uniform dancin a jig."
"I'm up for a laugh but as long as I get to draw attention to some serious issues!" he later added.
Inspector George has already passed 700 followers, and there have been plenty of suggestions for what dare he might take on to help him reach his next Twitter milestone.
The early front-runners include a skydive or another dance, this time in a pink tutu.
To keep up with Inspector George's latest antics on Twitter, where he also posts serious crime prevention advice, follow @MPSHillingWest.