Police Officers' Hilarious Holiday Crime Video

Officials try to use humor to spread the message that crime during the holidays is no joke.
3:00 | 12/15/13

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To -- a little bit of a lighter story often as we all know police rely on surveillance videos to solve crimes but. In a new twist some cops are using an entirely different kind of video this money viral what does it say -- on a Christmas classic. -- ABC's Taina Hernandez. Has more on the story good morning. Good morning as well it is a -- video because police officers in Christmas hats singing is an amusing side but they're trying to tackle an important subject with their video. The -- that crime is still a reality this time of year. I want to meet again outside the box of how everything you need hour's news. Williams we'll -- I'm saying is if we put two two cities aren't here any longer -- Yeah yeah it's. Unique. The numbers nine. -- emerges and is. Shop lifting its. And it's -- Hampton Virginia police department made the minute and a half production. Warning citizens to stay safe and stay out of trouble. If you. It's. And -- okay. Officers eager to remind people that crime is a reality even this time of year. We have -- property crimes. On a daily basis. You know everything that you can think of that can be stolen get -- in the. Like Christmas trees this vendor in Florida had several stolen while she was on the job definitely unhappy and disappoint -- stories like these why the music video gives tips on how to avoid becoming a victim this holiday season. Things like stay in well lit areas and don't carry large amounts of cash but all the festivities Christmas may not be a time when people are thinking about crime. But police in Hampton Virginia say that's their job. They decided to get creative doing it. -- Saw the video gives some common sense Reuters things that we probably already know these obvious to say we still need reminding because we tend to get a little bit. Caught up holidays you know if I was a criminal and this is an extreme hypothetical but I. I don't know that that -- would scare me two months. Maybe that's scary but it gets your attention as you know if you don't wanna be the victim across rent -- -- -- on that note in our stage manager noticed that the the criminal in the video and listening along any yeah. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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