Authorities Seize Man's Electronic Equipment For Blasting Céline Dion


An Englishman who drove his neighbors insane blasting the same songs over and over had virtually all of his electronic equipment seized to keep him quiet.

According to Time, the man was playing Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” over and over and over and over and OVER until the people living around him couldn’t take it anymore. Because they hate love, I guess.

The man, who was in his 40s, had breached a noise abatement order six times before “a warrant was obtained from magistrates and officers then seized thousands of pounds worth of equipment” including “anything that could cause more noise like his 3D TV, a laptop, various speakers, a sound docking station with iPod 32 DVDs, CDs and a PlayStation 3,” according to a statement published online by Medway Council, which is in Kent, a county of Southeast England. He can apply for the equipment’s return after a month.

He was also playing other songs such as James Brown’s “Sex Machine” and “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” from Toy Story. But apparently it was the Céline that put people over the edge.

In honor of this story, let us watch the beautiful, timeless Céline performing this song at the 1998 Academy Awards. I urge all of however to reconsider your desire to play this over and over on full volume all night. Because now you can see there may be consequences.

Image via Getty.

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