Patrons at a local Kamloops, B.C., bar were shocked when they witnessed Kevin Roy grab a mic and belt out a song during Friday night karaoke last week.
It wasn’t that Roy was terrible (in fact, he was spectacularly good) or his demeanour that was causing a stir. Instead it was what he was wearing that got people talking and cheering. You see, Roy is a RCMP constable and on August 28, when he started singing Five for Fighting’s “Superman,” he was decked out in his cop gear.
“It was really fun. I’ve never seen that before in my life. I’m so glad that a cop would do that,” said Cora MacClaren, a patron at the Central Station Pub, told CTV Vancouver.
MacClaren pulled out her cell phone and started recording this rare sighting. After uploading it to Facebook, the video soon went viral and currently has almost 200,000 views.
Central on Friday night. This cop killed it. #supermancop Kevin Roy
Posted by Cora MacLaren on Sunday, 30 August 2015
Locals and Canadians across the country are loving it, but how are the Kamloops RCMP feeling about all the attention? When CTV Vancouver first contacted them, they refused to comment. However, as the video continues to get more positive reaction, their tune has changed.
Const. Jason Epp, a spokesperson for the local RCMP, told CTVNews.ca in an email that the organization is pleased with positive reaction.
“We are really fortunate to have that great support from our community every day,” he said.
We’re glad they’ve finally come around.