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Playful cop joins Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, then pushes his luck and drops his flaming baton

Crowd cheers as playful cop joins in the fun at Mardi Gras in Alabama then pushes his luck and drops his flaming baton

  • Officer Jeremy March joined the Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama
  • He watched a Conde Cavaliers parader toss her fire stick into the air and catch it
  • He had a go at it but failed twice – nearly dropping the flames into the crowd
  • Around 250,000 people went to four Mardi Gras parades in Mobile this year 

This is the moment a cop learned how not to play with fire.

Officer Jeremy March joined the Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama – but it does not all go to plan.

The Mobile police Department cop, wearing his fluorescent police vest and uniform, strolls with one hand on his hip and the other spinning a flaming torch down the street in front of a cheering crowd.

Officer Jeremy March joined the Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama, and tried to chuck a fire stick into the air like the Conde Cavaliers paraders were doing

He watches open-mouthed as a Conde Cavaliers parader tosses one of her fire sticks up into the air and catches it again.

Mr March decides to give it a try at the February 16 parade, but fails spectacularly when it hits the ground just inches away from onlooking children.

Not to be deterred, he takes a moment to study the technique of the Cavalier – and has another go.

But he fails spectacularly when it hits the ground just inches away from onlooking children

But he fails spectacularly when it hits the ground just inches away from onlooking children

Not to be deterred, he takes a moment to study the technique of the Cavalier - and has another go. But he again drops the baton and has to bend down and pick it up

Not to be deterred, he takes a moment to study the technique of the Cavalier – and has another go. But he again drops the baton and has to bend down and pick it up

But again the cop drops the baton and has to bend down and pick it up.

After this final effort, he settles for spinning it around in his hand while he continues down the street.  

The stunt was not Mr March’s first at a Mardi Gras celebration.   

At 2018’s parade he rode a hobby horse down the street as he trotted past a colorful carnival float. 

An estimated 250,000 people turned out for four Mardi Gras parades in Mobile over the weekend this year.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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