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Police Release Video Of Man's Cop Car Dance

Suspect's interpretive act is panned by police

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Cop Car Dancer

JUNE 4--A Florida man arrested for dancing atop the hood of a patrol car parked in the driveway of a police sergeant told cops that he was seeking the aid of the “Sheriff of Nottingham” to help combat a “woman with fangs” and vampires preparing a human sacrifice, according to court records.

Christian Radecki, 44, was collared in April on misdemeanor disturbing the peace and property damage charges stemming from his interpretive dance on a Lee County Sheriff’s Office vehicle parked in front of the Cape Coral home of Sergeant Frederic Janke.

Video of Radecki’s unique performance was released yesterday by sheriff’s officials. The video (seen above) was recorded by a surveillance camera on the home of Janke’s next door neighbor.

Radecki, a Cape Coral resident, can be seen pulling his 2000 Lincoln Town Car up to the rear bumper of the police SUV. With his car radio blaring, Radecki then climbs atop the vehicle and gyrates to “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oates and Supertramp’s “Goodbye Stranger.” However, by the time the Olivia Newton-John/John Travolta duet “You’re The One That I Want” played, Radecki was in custody.

In an entertaining probable cause statement, investigators noted that, “Apparently when Radecki is no longer entertained by his own dancing, he moves to the hood of the vehicle, and immediately rips the windshield wipers backward breaking one of the lever arms in the process.” Radecki then went across the street and took an American flag from a neighboring home and returned to Janke’s house, where he waved it around “while walking back and forth across the property.”

After being taken into custody, cops reported, Radecki explained that he went to Janke’s residence because “when he opened his front door, a woman with fangs was threatening him, and that a human sacrifice was about to occur involving vampires.” Investigators added that Radecki claimed that he “made the conscious decision to get the Sheriff of Nottingham to help him stop the slaughter of small children.”

Radecki was originally released on $2250 bond and ordered to stay away from Janke’s home. He was also barred from possessing or consuming “Alcohol/Drugs” during the pendency of his criminal case.

Radecki’s bond, however, was revoked in late-April following his arrest for petty larceny. Now locked up in the Lee County jail, Radecki is scheduled for trial this month on both cases. (1 page)