Was this officer's Taylor Swift lip sync truly spontaneous, as the video's introduction suggests? Can its seated star really said to be dancing, as numerous media outlets have claimed?

We don't know.

What we do know is that the internet's demand for gyrating cop videos is now a proven fact, this clip having racked up half a million views since it was uploaded yesterday. Which means we can expect dozens of imitations, parodies and remixes of "Dover Police DashCam Confessional (Shake it Off)," perhaps as early as tomorrow!

God help us all.

UPDATE: That was quick. Dover Police admitted to TMZ this afternoon that "the whole thing was produced."