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VIRAL VIDEO: Hampton Police 'Jingle Bells' remix

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HAMPTON, VA (WWBT) -

With less than two weeks until Christmas, one Virginia police department brought in a special recruit to help crack down on holiday crime: Santa Claus.

The Hampton Police Department released a ‘Jingle Bells' remix on Friday, tweaking the lyrics to the seasonal classic to send a strong message to would-be criminals -- and share important safety tips.

Click here to see the video on YouTube: 
http://youtu.be/GHOJZ8hgOKk

So, what was the motivation behind the video? The department's Facebook post posed the questions, "How many people like Santa? How many people like to watch police officers attempt to dance?"

The video also serves as a teaching tool as police departments nationwide typically report an up tick in crime during the holiday season. The Hampton Police Department shared the following tips to ensure your safety:

  1. Remain in well lit areas.
  2. Get your keys before approaching your vehicle.
  3. Don't approach your vehicle if there are suspicious individuals nearby.
  4. Do not carry large sums of currency.
  5. Don't park your car behind large vans or trucks.
  6. Shop during daylight hours whenever possible.

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