By Suzie Ziegler
ANNISTON, Ala. — It’s a well-documented stereotype that older – ahem, seasoned – people generally wrestle with know-how. One police division in Alabama determined to have somewhat enjoyable with that.
A video posted to the Anniston PD’s new TikTok web page reveals Chief Nick Bowles quarreling with a youthful (and extra tech-savvy) officer. Within the clip, Bowles explains he’s beginning a TikTok web page for the division. However his makes an attempt are crammed with gaffes, equivalent to awkward digital camera placement and a reference to “The TikTok.” The antics frustrate Officer Jacob Ford, who can’t assist however to right his police chief.
“The TikTok? You don’t say that. It’s simply TikTok,” Ford says.
“It’s the web. I used to be round when the web was invented, you weren’t there,” Bowles responds.
In one other clip, Bowles tries once more with a sun shades filter.
“Chief, you seem like an fool,” Ford says.
Pissed off, Bowles provides up and tells Ford to complete the video. Ford, in fact, provides a clean supply to the digital camera, explaining that officers will use the TikTok web page as a neighborhood outreach instrument.
Ford tells FOX Information that the video was Bowles’ concept and all in jest.
“His concept was, ‘Hey, I’ll play that boomer man who doesn’t actually know what to do with the cellphone,’” Ford stated. “He was like, ‘I simply need you to right me consistently.’”
Bowles says he needed the video to be relatable and present a lighter facet to policing.
“Everyone’s obtained that mum or dad or baby, that relationship that, you recognize, it is advisable to be corrected on all these new web issues which might be popping out,” Bowles instructed FOX Information. “We needed to indicate all people locally, particularly youthful people, that we’re people similar to all people else and we have now a humorousness.”
The video has since been seen 364,000 instances as of this writing.