Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Montreal man fined for singing '90s dance tune in car
Quote:Montreal man fined for singing '90s dance tune in car says he'll contest ticket
- -
Quote:MONTREAL — A Montreal man’s decision to let loose and belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public.

But Taoufik Moalla said Monday he’ll fight the ticket and denies his singing was as deafening as authorities claim.

“Do you think that inside my car is a public place?” Moalla asked, adding: “And it was not very loud.”

Moalla, 38, said he was happily singing along with the windows mostly rolled up to C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” a dance staple and chartbuster from 1990, when he was stopped.

“I don’t think it was too loud, I was happy, I was in a good mood and I was just repeating the refrain (Everybody Dance Now),” the father of two said in an interview.

“It was one or two seconds, then I heard the sirens.”

He was on his way to do groceries on the evening of Sept. 27 and thought police just wanted him to get out of their way.

“Finally, it was my car they were looking to stop,” he said, adding that four Montreal officers pulled him over just a few hundred metres from his home.

“They asked me if I was yelling and I said no, I was singing,” Moalla said.

One of the officers walked away and returned with the fine for screaming in a public place.

Moalla said he was shocked and surprised at being stopped, noting he’d put the CD on just moments before leaving his home.

“It’s a retro song that reminds me of youth,” said Moalla.

Montreal police said Monday they wouldn’t comment on specific tickets and said Moalla can challenge it in court.

Moalla has formally contested the fine but won’t get a court date for at least six months.

A cousin who works as a journalist heard about the incident and asked if he wanted to share it.

The story has taken off since it broke over the weekend, with numerous TV and radio requests, most of which Moalla said he declined Monday.

“I didn’t think it (the story) was going to make so much noise,” he confessed.

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Naked Man Drinking Beer Arrested in Pig Barn Speng 11 15,044 07-21-2015, 08:05 PM
Last Post: Dr. Vegetable
  Man Seen Masturbating Outside Kum & Go Convenience Store Securb 6 7,421 06-27-2015, 07:03 PM
Last Post: lreese
  Man - Never Thought... lreese 1 3,174 01-08-2015, 02:19 PM
Last Post: LesStrat
  Clamping.Not my car, you don't.. GoldenVulture 3 4,163 10-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Last Post: Dr. Vegetable
  Rocket Car? lreese 1 3,015 09-15-2014, 06:27 AM
Last Post: Dr. Vegetable
  Step Aside, Florida Man, here comes Boston Man! Dr. Vegetable 1 3,142 07-30-2014, 09:19 PM
Last Post: Dr. Vegetable
  Father catches a man molesting his son ... Securb 10 12,069 07-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Last Post: Securb
  Man Revenge Rapes Son's Rapist Speng 6 8,236 07-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Last Post: (ad)
  Alabama Dad Killed Man Who Molested His Daughter Securb 8 9,641 06-26-2014, 03:27 AM
Last Post: gearjoneser
  World's dirtiest man hasn't had bath in 60 years Speng 1 2,644 01-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Last Post: Speng

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)