A cop responding to a fight soon defused the situation - by challenging a teen girl to a dance-off in the street.
A video of the epic dance battle was shared to Facebook and has since gone viral.
Speaking to INSIDE EDITION, the teen in the video, Aaliyah Taylor, explained that there was a verbal altercation between her friends and another group when officers approached them and asked them to disperse.
"I started dancing as I walked away," Taylor said. "I turned around to look at the officer and she said, 'I can do better,' so I challenged her to a dance off and she accepted."
Taylor said she was shocked by the officer's dancing.
"Her moves were awesome!" she said. "We called it a tie."
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She added that the whole experience has changed how she saw the police.
"Now I know that good cops exist in the world," she said. "I think every cop should be that way. She was still doing her job but didn't abuse her power and was cool with it."
In a statement, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the video showed the officer "diffusing the conflict in a manner that appropriately resolved the call."
She added: "The officer is known for her hard work and dedication to policing. She is a great credit to the Metropolitan Police Department."