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Police Kick In Opera Singer's Door Because They Thought He Was Screaming in Pain

Jan 27, 2016

Police in Amsterdam responded to a domestic violence call Tuesday night after residents thought they heard someone screaming in pain. When officers arrived at the scene, they kicked a large hole in the door to let themselves in—only to find that the man inside was not crying out in pain. He was simply an opera singer, practicing with headphones on.

The police department shared a photo of the damaged door on Facebook:

Nachtelijke nachtegaal !Dinsdag 26 januari 2016, nog vroeg in de nacht, kregen de collega's een melding van huiselijk...

Posted by Politie Amsterdam Zuid-Buitenveldert on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Let this be a reminder to us all: if you're going to sing opera in your house, try to keep things at a reasonable volume.

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