[Ed. – It took them 16 years to arrest her?]
After 16 years of non-stop opera blaring from her home, police have arrested a Slovakian woman accused of driving her neighbours crazy.
Hungarian news site Parameter.sk reported the woman, identified as Eva, was arrested by police in the southern town of Sturovo on Monday and is now facing charges of harassment and malicious persecution.
The woman is accused of playing the same four minute aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ over and over again on full volume from morning until night.
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Local media claims the woman initially cranked up the volume on her home entertainment system to drown out a neighbourhood dog’s loud barking.
But for some reason, she continued her assault on the senses for 16 years, with neighbours furiously accusing the woman of harassment.
“I love Placido Domingo,” one woman told Hungarian news site Index.hu, referring to the famous Spanish opera singer.
“But not like this.”
“The whole street is suffering,” another resident said.