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Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 12:23 AM

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A British man has been sentenced to 20 weeks behind bars for repeatedly whistling the Addams family theme song.
It may sound like a harsh sentences but the victims of Leopold Wrobel's annoying behaviour think the 51-year-old is creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky. Some may describe him as altogether ooky.
You see, for more than four years Wrobel would harass his elderly neighbours by whistling the tune every time he saw them, according to the UK Daily Mail.
"He frightens me, I've not been able to live a normal life. I was a prisoner in my own home," 66-year-old Kathleen Sharpe told the court.
Wrobel had been given a court order to stop the annoying behaviour in December, the paper reported. Security video from the Sharpe's house showed the man whistling on the day the order was imposed.
"If something happens on an ongoing basis and goes on and on and on, eventually it reaches the stage of being absolutely intolerable," prosecutor Michael Treharne told the court.
Michael Sharpe, 68, said Wrobel almost succeeded in his attempt "to try to destroy our lives."
Wrobel maintains his whistles were directed at his dog, not his neighbours.
I would imagine during his 20 weeks in lockup he'll be whistlin' Dixie a bit.

This is pretty funny, though it's well deserved.




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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 12:25 AM

On face value fair enough but I'm skeptical of anything that daily mail prints: "according to the UK Daily Mail."

After all the daily mail is regarded as being very right wing, I expect it to run "Die Fahne hoch! Die Reihen fest geschlossen!" as a headline soon



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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 12:28 AM

Lol Addams family theme song is annoying I've heard worse.


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 12:33 AM

Oh dear. What is the world coming to.



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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 12:33 AM

Meh... I think that it is too much when someone whistling a song, albeit and annoying one, can 'ruin' people's lives. I mean, honestly, unless he was being threatening in some other way (and he might have been) I don't think it should be such a big deal


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 12:38 AM

It seems like this guy had too much free time.


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 12:58 AM

Uhm. I don't know how I feel about this. Seriously, being locked up for whistling? Next someone is gonna get locked up for repeatedly telling their neighbors their views on abortion.



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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 01:00 AM

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Uhm. I don't know how I feel about this. Seriously, being locked up for whistling? Next someone is gonna get locked up for repeatedly telling their neighbors their views on abortion.
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 01:10 AM

But it's not even physical. It's not even as if he were repeatedly putting his dog's waste on their lawns. He was whistling.



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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 01:13 AM

serves him right.
   
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 01:18 AM

I agree with Jessie. It may be whistling this time, but the more that the law is allowed to get away with, the tighter and tighter it will get.


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 02:49 AM

LOL this is a bloody joke. I don't see how it would have "ruined their lives", unless he was doing something else. He has the right to whistle or sing or hum whatever he pleases. I'm amazed that they gave a court order to stop the whistling lol. But, seeing as how he purposely violated the court order, serves him right for going to jail.

I find this rather funny though. People cant deal with a harmless little theme song from a comedy TV series? This is why I say many people are idiots and rather spineless.
   
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 03:16 AM

Although what the guy was doing was probably very annoying, how could it possibly ruin their lives?


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 03:55 AM

thats kind of sad i don't think he should have got in trouble for that. if i started singing and/or whistling bothering people, i'd be locked up and i think that's a bit childish.


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 05:55 AM

I'm rather skeptical that this even happened. I doubt he would be imprisoned for that, if this actually did happen I'm willing to bet there were more serious things that the sun didn't report in order to make a better story.

Plus I can only find it in the Sun and not any reputable news papers.

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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 06:34 AM

eh....I'd get annoying. and I guess it would be sort of make you pernoid. but I wouldn't have him put behind bars for it.
   
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 11:42 AM

He deserved what he got.

That's a horribly annoying tune.


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 11:54 AM

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That's a horribly annoying tune.
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 2nd 2009, 11:19 PM

When I read the title I couldnt understand why, but reading the story I suppose it is harassment in way.
   
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 3rd 2009, 06:00 AM

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oh the law in the great UK,
but I suppose you take your victim how you find them, if they are severely harassed by the whistling of such a tune...
Mmm I don't know I think if they could prove he had the intention then maybe... but still its restraining a man's civil liberties to whistle in his own property!

Surely you can get a court order for anything, from singing in the shower, playing piano, celebrating a goal... mm concerining


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 3rd 2009, 06:23 AM

That's stupid. How can whistling be an attempt to destroy other's lives?

I mean, like...did he stalk them, then get a malicious glint in his eye and start whistling every time he saw them? Probably not. Could have been an accident, coincidental. Could really have been whistling at the dog. Or maybe he just liked the song!

Ridiculous. If he started whistling at me, I would just sing the theme song for him. Or if it started to get on my nerves, put my headphones on before leaving the house so I couldn't hear him. Then he's only worth reporting if he rips my headphones off to whistle at me.


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 3rd 2009, 10:34 AM

If this is true, which is doubtful, then that's ridiculous.
You can't lock someone up for just being annoying..


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 3rd 2009, 05:11 PM

I can see how whistling can make someone a prisoner in their own lives, and scare people.


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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 4th 2009, 03:35 AM

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LOL, so if you go around whistling some happy theme song just as often, and it's not scaring people, then what happens legally?

I still don't understand how whistling a harmless tune can make someone a prisoner in their own lives. They walked out, he whistled, so what? Hell, if need be, buy some headphones or earplugs when you walk outside and problem solved. Assuming this is true, let's also throw in the people who complained because they seem to lack a backbone and skin. After all, throw someone in jail for being annoying and whistling, then why not do it to someone whose rather spineless?
   
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 4th 2009, 04:20 AM

The guy did it for 4 years, and after a court order, its not like he didnt get a chance to stop. It sounds like a case of nuisance and harrassment. With the thin skull rule, this sounds reasonable.
   
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Re: Man Arrested for Whistling Addams Family Theme Song - March 4th 2009, 12:10 PM

to be honest there shouldn't have even been a court order against it. Thats like expecting everyone to be totally silent when walking anywhere, which is so Orson Wells, 1980, i mean when is big brother going to stop getting more and more out of control.

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