Friday, October 10, 2008

Quality of Life Crime

Fresh from the day's crime blotter

"Andrew Vactor was arrested for playing rap music "too loudly" on his car stereo. Vactor faced a $150 fine, presumably for 'disrupting the peace', but a judge offered to reduce it to $35 if the defendant spent 20 hours listening to classical music by the likes of Beethoven, Bach and Chopin."

According to reports, Mr. Vactor could only handle 15 minutes of it.

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4 comments:

TomF. said...

I'd read that he claimed he had a pressing appointment, but that was probably just so that he wouldn't have to admit that he couldn't stand the music. I suppose the effect would have been the same as feeding a young child something wholesome and nutritious, after they'd become accustomed to eating ice cream and candy for breakfast.

TomF. said...

PS - this is my first time reading this blog. Looks like a great classical-music forum...I plan to be checking it out a lot. (The name "well-tempered" grabbed me, being devoted as I am to Bach (but I love all classical...))

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Amanda said...

I find that kind of ridiculous - His crime was disturbing the peace and not the choice of his music