A classical music fan has been arrested for playing the same piece of music for 16 years.
The woman, from Slovakia, drove her neighbours mad after blasting out a four minute aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ non-stop from morning until night, according to media reports.
She originally played the music loud to drown out barking from a neighbour’s dog, according to news site, Parameter.sk.
But long after the dog stopped, the woman, identified only as Eva N., kept playing the classical music, much to the anger of neighbours.
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‘I love Placido Domingo,’ one woman said in a video for Hungarian news site Index.hu, referring to the Spanish singer whose version she was playing, ‘but not like this!’
Another neighbour said: ‘The whole street is suffering.’
The woman faces charges of harassment and malicious persecution and was arrested earlier this week.
If found guilty she could face up to three years in prison.
Noisy neighbours playing the same music over and over again is not a problem confined to central Europe.
A woman from Walsall was jailed last you for playing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ at top volume over and over again, even though she inisted she didn’t like the artist’s music.