Ray Kelly Plays a Drum, Dodges Reporter’s Questions at Muslim Day Parade

September 24, 2013 | Andy Cush

As Azi Paybarah at Capital New York reports, Ray Kelly stopped by the Muslim Day Parade on Madison Avenue yesterday for a photo op with a few attendees. The most bizarre-sounding moment in what must have been an extraordinarily bizarre scene involved–you guessed it–NYPD surveillance of Muslims, and, um, hand drumming.

One reporter approached Kelly and tried talking to him about the NYPD’s surveillance program. He checked her credentials, played some drums, then, when she tried asking him again, said he was not going to discuss it and walked away.

Paybarah took video of the incident as well and, yep, it is pretty weird. As one of my coworkers pointed out, he seems like a kid on a schoolyard doing a little “nanny nanny boo-boo, I can’t hear you” routine. Watch it above.