You can bet this man's neighbors won't be inviting him to any potlucks any time soon.
In the early hours of Jan. 16, a resident of a condo building in the 5900 block of Oxford St. called St. Louis Park police on her neighbor. Around 10 people in the man's apartment were making a racket, she said, and this wasn't the first time. The man habitually brought home noisy groups after bar close, she claimed, and she would have none of it this time.
When police arrived, they had to pound on the unit's door to get the 27-year old resident to answer. According to a report they later filed, officers could smell alcohol on the man's breath, his eyes were bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. He told officers he was one of the few sober people in the unit. When officers explained the city's noise ordinances and warned the group to quiet down, several guests—who had just returned from watching a Vikings game at the American Legion—became "antagonistic" and laughed at officers.
Before they had even returned to their squad car, officers said the noise level from the apartment was even louder than before they had made contact with the group. When they returned and ordered the guests to leave, several refused until officers cited the man for noise violations, at which point they began to trickle out.