PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s dancing cop is returning to the streets of Providence for the holidays.

Retired police officer Tony Lepore plans to entertain motorists and pedestrians at the intersection of Dorrance and Westminster streets from noon to 1:30 p.m. weekdays beginning Tuesday and running through Christmas Eve.

The 66-year-old Lepore began injecting dance moves into his police work in 1984 while directing traffic in downtown Providence.

After Lepore retired the city invited him back to direct traffic during the holidays. Since then he’s taken his show on the road, appearing at schools and on national television shows.

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