Fast food worker forced to sleep at Burger King as ‘neighbours blasted music until 3am’
A fast food worker claims he was forced to sleep over at Burger King after noisy neighbors installed a PA system in the garden and played loud music for months. Audrey Femen, 32, said their neighbor’s behavior had driven them “crazy”.
They went on to describe how they had been forced to put up with the antisocial behavior for months. They now fear it could start again any day.
Fast food worker Audrey, from Hull, Yorkshire, said their neighbors were using a professional-grade speaker set in their garden. With their apartment directly above the area, Audrey said the noise was so loud there was no way to drown it out, the mirror reports.
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They could even hear the noise over the music they were playing on their headphones. When they went to complain, Audrey says the polluter got aggressive. As a result, Audrey decided to file a complaint with the council and the police. But despite their concerns, neither body was able to stop the noise.
Desperate to get some sleep, Audrey, who is non-binary, was forced to decamp to the Burger King where they work and sleep in the back. Audrey said: “Last year was amazing, it drove me crazy. I haven’t heard anything from them for the past few months, but I’ve had this before.
“I don’t know if they still live there. I’ve never seen them – couldn’t report them. The only time I’ve seen them is when I go in the evening and tell them to do their suitcases.
“They’re playing the loudest music ever. Because it’s a curved terraced building, it just spins around. They put a sound system in the backyard, like a DJ thing, it was serious – like three foot speakers.
“I wish it was music I could actually listen to, it’s hard to describe but it was like Bollywood, it’s not stuff I listen to.
“It was like that kind of thing, with really deep vocals and bass. You could feel it rocking the house.
“You could hear it all the time, I used to put my headphones on and listen to my music but I couldn’t because their music was too loud. There was no way I could hear it. ‘to choke.”
Audrey added that the music often played throughout the night. It was also not uncommon for it to start early in the evening, with holidays and special occasions being even worse than normal.
Audrey continued: “The worst was Christmas Eve, it started around midnight and didn’t stop until Christmas Day. It was also my only day off in seven days. At the I was working at Burger King at the time.
“I usually start at 7 or 8 a.m. once, on New Year’s Eve, because I have trouble sleeping anyway, the fireworks ended at 1 a.m., then I dropped in at 3am then the music started I gave up, took a taxi to work and slept there.
“I asked them to refuse it several times, and each time they just told me to leave, they didn’t mind.
“When I went in August there were six or seven guys there, and I asked them to turn it off and they said – I called the police but they didn’t do anything about it.
“It’s their garden, but it’s not very big – about 10 feet, and it borders all the others. It points quite close to my windows.
“I don’t know if they will start again, I hope they don’t. Last year it lasted a few months and then it started again.
“I started to be very afraid to go out because I knew I would come home exhausted and couldn’t sleep. I had the idea of having a night job, and I did it. for a while but it almost killed me.
“The police have always pushed me away, on the city hall website they have a section for noise complaints to fill out, I’ve filled it out about ten times, seven times last year and twice this year, and they say just debrief – but is that the only thing I can do? For how long, ten years?
“And do I keep it or send it, I never got past that.
“The best they could have done is send a letter to the property, but there’s not much anyone can do. You would have thought you could evict them, but you can’t do that willy-nilly, n ‘is this not ?
“There were a bunch of things that made it difficult and I haven’t had a problem since. Four months is the longest gap I’ve had so it’ll probably come back at some point. .”
Hull City Council and Burger King have been approached for comment.
A Humberside Police spokesman said: “On Sunday August 29, 2021 we received reports of an altercation which took place at premises (in) Hull.
“The altercation is believed to have taken place following noise complaints at a nearby address. Thankfully no one was injured.”
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