It probably should be obvious that turning up the car radio when a cop asks you to turn it down at 12:45 a.m. will land you in handcuffs.
That’s what happened to Eric Leith Malloy, 33, early Thursday in Fuquay-Varina. Police said Malloy was blaring music in his car outside his home on Lilac Lane.
It’s not the first time neighbors have been unappreciative of Malloy’s musical offerings, according to a police report, but Thursday they asked for help.
The report said that when Officer D.M. Welch asked Malloy to turn it down to comply with a local noise ordinance, he opened the car’s windows and doors and upped the volume instead.
Welch charged Malloy with violating the ordinance and resisting an officer by refusing to show Welch his identification.
Malloy spent the rest of the night in the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bail.
The police report did not reveal what music genre Malloy was accused of sharing with his neighbors.