Van’s Pimp’d Out Stereo Gets Owner Arrested

Image courtesy of NYPD 110th Precinct
Image courtesy of NYPD 110th Precinct

A man who really enjoys mobile audio was arrested for blasting music from his van that has an impressive 80-speaker setup outlining the interior. Damn!

According to the Gothamist, Nelson Hidalgo was arrested by New York Police during a Mets game when his army of speakers began charging out music so loud that the bullpen at Citi Field could hear it and were forced to call the cops with a noise complaint.

As you might have guessed, it did not take the police very long to find the disturbance. When police confronted Hidalgo, he was reportedly taking it very easy, with a beer in hand, while entertaining a small crowd who were gathered around his boombox van prior to his arrest.

Hidalgo then dropped some knowledge on the police officers at the scene by stating “I know it's illegal, but it's the weekend.” Despite his logical (and righteous) excuse, Hidalgo was charged with second-degree criminal nuisance, general noise prohibition, disorderly conduct, and obstructing the driver's view.

Oh, in case you were wondering—the Mets lost the game.

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