We’ve all seen the lip sync challenge, but this guy might have started a new trend.
A Texas man dressed as a clown went looking for a job on Halloween inside of a San Antonio police station.
The video begins with the man walking in through the department’s front door, which is open to the public.
“Can I get a job application?” Jesus Padilla, who posted the video to his YouTube channel, asks the officer manning the front window.
“Job application?” the officer asks while looking confused.
“Yeah . . . y’all hire clowns here, no?” Padilla asks with a level of sincerity in his voice.
“No, sir.” the man at the front window tells Padilla.
“We don’t have any applications right now.”
“We don’t do any hiring here; it’s done elsewhere,” an officer behind standing behind the front desk officers says.
“Can I get the website?” Padilla asks.
“San Antonio dot gov,” the officer at the front desk replies.
Padilla takes a moment and poses for a selfie, then gets back to work inquiring about working for the department.
“Got anything else?” the officer at the front desk asks.
“You’re not very smart to wear a mask into a police station,” he continues.
“Why . . . is it against the law?,” Padilla asks officer pushing paper in the front.
“Nope, not necessarily,” one of the officers replies.
“Well, you hire clowns here. So I bought a clown mask, so I can get a job….”
At that point, the cop standing in the rear pokes his head around a corner and hollers “Sarge.”
“Is there anything else you need help with, sir?” the officer working the front desk asks Padilla.
“Yeah, can you write it [the website] down for me?”
“Are you looking for candy? Are you going trick-or-treating or?” the cop in the rear asks as the Sergeant walks out of a room.
“No, I’m just here to get a job, since y’all hire clowns,” Padilla tells the officer.
“So I brought my clown mask.”
The sergeant walks out into the public lobby to greet Padilla.
“Can I help you?”
“Yeah,” Padilla replies.
“I want an application.”
“For what,” the sergeant asks as he steps close to Padilla’s face.
“Uh, you guys hire clowns here. So I brought my clown mask… So I can get a job application.”
“You’re welcome to have a seat, if you got nothing better to do,” the sergeant says.
“Don’t stand at the counter,” please.
“Well . . . he’s getting me something right now. So you can go back inside.”
That’s when the officer behind the window slides a piece of paper through the opening in the bullet proof glass.
“And what’s this for,” the sergeant asks, presumably looking at the URL for San Antonio police.
“Here you go,” the sergeant says, handing Padilla the paper.
“What’s your name?”
“Sergeant Michael Ross.”
“Your badge number?”
“3142,” the sergeant replies.
“Your name?” Padilla asks a female detective standing next to Sergeant Ross.
“Detective H. Charles,” the woman replies.
“Your badge number?”
“I got it, you already gave it to him,” Sergeant Ross interjects, putting his hand in front of the camera.
“23-50,” the detective replies.
Sergeant Ross steps in front of the camera.
“I’m the supervisor on scene. You have my name.”
“Bye,” Padilla interrupts .
“Go back inside.”
“Go, c’mon. Go back inside. Go eat some donuts.”
“Yeah,” Sergeant Ross replies.
“What do you (sic) got today? Some taffy?”
“Yeah, it’s Halloween,” Sergeant Ross says.
“You’ll see me soon,” Padilla says before walking out of the station.
The video ends with several officers standing outside of the front door as Padilla says his farewells.
PINAC would like to give a shout out to Padilla since he is apparently a fan of ours.