Man blasts music, dances in front of deputy after noise complaints

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 55-year-old man who blasted the television volume at his home and had a late night dance session by himself as a deputy watched from outside was arrested, authorities said.

The man initially turned down the music upon the deputy’s request, but then turned the volume up higher than it was before and began to dance with his back turned toward the law enforcement officer, according to reports.

Robert Peters
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Deputies arrested Robert Webb Peters, of the 500 block of 6th Street, on a charge of a noise violation. He was released Wednesday from the county jail on $500 bond.

A deputy responded to a noise disturbance about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peters’ home. The deputy heard loud music upon arriving at the home, an arrest report shows.

The deputy knocked on the front door. Peters refused to open the door and spoke to the deputy through a front window.

The deputy asked Peters to turn down the music on his television in the living room. Peters complied, but then turned the volume up louder than it was before and began to dance to the music, authorities said.

The deputy knocked on the door again and Peters came back to the front window. When the deputy asked Peters to turn down the music a second time, Peters began a conversation on an unrelated topic.

Two neighbors came outside and complained to the deputy of the loud music, an arrest report shows. The deputy returned to his patrol car and saw a taxi cab arrive at Peters’ home.

Peters left the home and got in the taxi. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the taxi shortly after and arrested Peters, authorities said.

Peters has an arraignment at 8:30 a.m. June 19, court records show.

 

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