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Dancing NOPD cold-case detective has hot moves

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An NOPD detective is an overnight sensation for dance moves that have gone viral on the Internet.

Winston Harbin did the Wobble with parade-goers on the streets during the Endymion Parade, and now the video of the dance is getting crazy hits and people can't seem to get enough.

"Saturday when we did the dance, it was me and Detective DeCynda Barnes having a little fun with the crowd," Harbin said. "It's evolved into a pleasant public relations issue for the Police Department."

Harbin said he has been on Youtube, the Washington Post, Yahoo, ABC, MSN, CNN and other media outlets. He said it all started at his daughter's wedding reception in 2012.

"The song came on and obviously it's got a good beat, so I was going to get up and just freestyle," he said.

His other daughters taught him the Wobble moves that night.

The 50-year-old said he learned to dance during the Soul Train era. He demonstrated the Robot on his favorite song "Dancing Machine" by The Jackson Five. He's also an expert at the Cupid Shuffle, and he showed it on the streets Fat Tuesday.

"He's doing something like this and he goes this way," said attorney David Band as he tried to imitate Harbin as he danced. "Will you teach me how to do it?"

Wobble Cop Harbin shares the knowledge, but Band said it looks easier than it is.

Bystander Ernest Anders said the force needs more officers like him.

"I'm a detective first, and it brings to light the hard work we're involved with," Harbin said. "I'll capitalize on it as much as I can."

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