A viral clip of the NYPD’s new robotic “Digidog” had the internet chasing its tail over whether the dystopian “future” of science fiction has already arrived.
“By the time my kids are old enough to watch Black Mirror it’s going to be a documentary series,” Twitter user @hella_leigh posted Tuesday along with the video, which shows cops ushering around a robo-dog during an arrest at a city housing project.
“I never seen nothing like this before in my life. You seeing this?” asks the woman in the original TikTok video.
“Ooh, that sh-t move better than a dog!” she exclaims. “That’s R2D2!”
An NYPD rep said the clip showed the arrest of 41-year-old Luis Gonzales after police responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute and possible firearm and hostage situation at 344 East 28th Street in Manhattan.