SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.--A Spokane Valley deputy took a man to jail on Monday over loud music. A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said the deputy was checking out a noise complaint at a home on North University when he could physically feel the music and bass.
Zachary Villareal, 27, answered the door after the deputy knocked for the third time, according to the spokesperson. The spokesperson said Villareal told the deputy, “Just give me a ticket so I can go back to my music.”
It was the third time in about one month that deputies had to respond to the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
“I had just got home from work...was home only about 15 minutes. All I know is my mom came and was like, ‘they're here again.’ I was like, ‘man are you serious? Already?’” said Villareal.
Villareal said he was trying to blow of some steam when his day got a whole lot worse.
“I came out and I was like, ‘Sup.’ He was like, ‘ya your stereo is too loud’ and I said, ‘Can't you just give me a ticket?’ He said, ‘Sure I'll give you a ticket...put your hands up,’” said Villareal.
Villareal was taken to jail.
“I couldn't believe it. I was like, ‘man is this really happening?’” said Villareal.
Villareal spent more than a day in jail.
Officials said the callers reporting the loud music had reached a breaking point.
“Why don't you ask the neighbors if they agree with our decision,” said Craig Chamberlin with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Villareal said he was not going to play his music that loud again for a while.