Over the weekend, a Queens man was arrested for playing loud music from his van, which was allegedly outfitted with approximately 80 individual speakers.
Authorities arrested Nelson Hidalgo after they received several noise complaints shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday in the Willets Point area, NBC4 reported. He was charged with criminal nuisance, unreasonable noise, unlawful assembly and other offenses.
When police arrived at the corner of 35th Avenue and 127th Street, a crowd of approximately 40 people was gathered around the van as music blared, QNS.com reported. Hidalgo, who was in the passenger seat of the parked vehicle adjusting the sound settings when police arrived, told authorities he spent thousands on the stereo system.