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Casshew
01-15-2004, 03:28 PM
Yelling at teens for playing loud music was crime, Montana court rules

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A rural Montana man says he was upset with a carful of teens who played their music too loud - but he was the one punished for turning the volume up.

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Allison Chapman's disorderly conduct conviction for yelling at the teens to get out of town. Four teens, parked on a public road in front of Chapman's house in 2001, weren't blasting their stereo at the time, although Chapman said they did so almost every night in Geraldine, a tiny town in north-central Montana.

Chapman admitted he went into the street and scolded the teens. He denied shouting or yelling, but said he used an expletive to order them to leave.


From CNEWS (http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2004/01/14/313141-ap.html)