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Drake performs before the game between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 25, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Drake performs before the game between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 25, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images

Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Video Was Turned Into a Snowpocalypse PSA by the Philadelphia Police

Jan 22, 2016
HotlineSavesies

A snow storm is coming..and you know what that means. Soon, people everywhere will be using cones, lawn chairs, trashcans, uh, toilets, and any other household item that they can think of to save their shoveled-out parking spot. Folks - the spot isn't yours, and saving it is against the law. Don't fight and argue with your neighbors - if you see an offending spot saver, call 911 and the PPD will swing by and check it out.Oh! Since we are a totally hip police department, and as such, we know that the kids like the Drake, we made this neat video that you can share with them! Now, it's easy for young kids everywhere to get the message that when it comes to holding parking spots on public streets, Philadelphia is a #NoSavesies city!

Posted by Philadelphia Police Department on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

When there's a blizzard in Philadelphia, many residents attempt to reserve shoveled-out street parking spaces using items such as traffic cones, lawn chairs and trash cans. However, this spot-saving practice is frowned upon by local law enforcement. So when Winter Storm Jonas put the city under a severe weather warning, police decided to try to alleviate the issue by releasing a PSA advising against it.

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The department posted a video on its Facebook page, called Hotline Savesies, that plays off of Drake's popular "Hotline Bling" video. It features an animated version of the Toronto rapper dancing around and arranging traffic cones while parody lyrics explain the cops' call to action. "You need to call us from your cell phone/Late night when you see that cone/Call us from your cell phone/That parking spot's not yours alone," a voice sings.

The clip was posted on Jan. 20 and has since been viewed over 352,000 times and shared over 8,000 times.

Watch the full video above.

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