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Police officer sues teen for blasting loud music at his home

By Sara Gregory, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Friday, August 6, 2010

CLEARWATER — An Indian Shores police officer says a teen whom he cited for a noise violation has been retaliating by showing up in his neighborhood and blasting loud music at his home.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Pinellas small claims court, Officer Shaun Griffin says that two days after he cited Robert J. Tennant IV, 18, for excessive loud music, the teen showed up at his house and blasted music from an empty lot next door.

Griffin says the teen has been back several times, waking him up while he sleeps and disturbing his privacy. The lawsuit seeks damages and a ban preventing Tennant from playing music in Griffin's neighborhood in Seminole.

Jeremy T. Simons, Griffin's attorney, said he believes this is the first case in Florida where someone has sought to stop loud noise with a lawsuit.

"We hope


Added: Aug-6-2010 Occurred On: Aug-5-2010
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