Teens who play music too loudly in Fort Lupton, Colorado, may be sentenced to listen to other people’s music, including Barney the Dinosaur and Barry Manilow.
“These people should have to listen to music they don’t like,” said Judge Paul Sacco.
Ten years ago, Judge Sacco noticed something that bothered him. It wasn’t just the fact that so many of the faces in his courtroom were so very familiar to him. There were a lot of repeat offenders.
No, what really irked him was the idea that many of them were teenagers who simply came equipped with their parent’s cash in hand to help them pay off the fines that he would inevitably impose.
Now that an hour of Barney and Barry is the punishment, there are few repeat offenders of the noise ordinance.