There’s a scene in The Sopranos where some of Tony’s men try to get a businessman to leave a lakeside property because Tony would like to buy the house for himself. They setup a giant stereo on a boat and play Dean Martin at the house residents nonstop.
For anyone who hasn’t seen it, it’s right here:
For some reason I believe the protagonist of the next news reaching us from the UK had seen that clip before.
56 year old millionaire businessman, Mr Neil Dymott, who lives in a mansion surrounded by farmland, couldn’t stand his neighbors, lesbian couple Helen Richardson, 52, and Paula Holland, 62.
The rooster that was crowing every morning was diminishing the value of his 1 million pound mansion he said.
Mr Dymott took a page out of Tony Soprano’s playbook and started playing excessively loud music, the speakers directed at his neighbors. The music that he choose, could only be interpreted in a certain way. We’ll let you decide which one.
At a certain point, Mr Dymott played ‘When a man loves a woman’ on repeat for an hour.
In the end, the fighting neighbors went to court.
When asked about the rooster, Miss Richardson said: “I managed to stop him crowing. Even when my cockerel was not crowing, Mr Dymott was shouting across the road. So he was playing excessively amped up music from his driveway. Every time the cockerel would crow he would play the music. On one occasion he proceeded to play ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ on repeat for an hour. But mostly it was Radio 2 and Queen.”
The lesbian couple had brought their neighbor, Miss Deborah Stokes, who lives some 300 meters away. She also declared she could hear the music from her property.
Mr Dymott’s lawyer denied that his client was homophobic and the two charges of harassment brought against him by his lesbian neighbors are untrue.