Dad fined for singing 90s hit song too loudly in his car

A Canadian man's decision to belt out a 1990’s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $150 ticket for being too loud in public.

With the windows mostly rolled up, Taoufik Moalla inserted the C+C Music Factory's CD into his car and made his way to the grocery store.

Just a few hundred metres after leaving his Montreal home, he began belting out the lyrics to ‘Gonna Make You Sweat - (Everybody Dance Now).

Seconds later, the 38-year-old “heard the sirens”.

Thinking they just wanted to get around him, the Montreal man continued on his way to the grocery store.

The 38-year-old has challenged the fine, saying he didn't think he was singing that loudly. Source: Canadian Press
The 38-year-old has challenged the fine, saying he didn't think he was singing that loudly. Source: Canadian Press

After the sirens failed to disappear, he said he realised it was his car they were looking to stop.

"They asked me if I was yelling and I said no, ‘I was singing’," Mr Moalla told the Canadian Press.

Moments later, the other officer returned and handed the father-of-two a fine for screaming.

"I don't think it was too loud, I was happy, I was in a good mood and I was just repeating the refrain Everybody Dance Now,” Mr Moalla emphasised.

"It's a retro song that reminds me of youth.”

The fine has since been formally contested, however Mr Moalla won’t get his day in court for at least six months.

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