Senior Citizens Charged with Harassment After Blasting Iron Maiden to Torment Neighbors

Over the weekend, a couple in Stockholm, Sweden, were making what is being called a “whistling sound” in their apartment.

This was enough to send the couple’s neighbors — an 81-year-old man and his 71-year-old wife — into a rage. How did they retaliate? By blasting Iron Maiden from their balcony (which faces their neighbors’ apartment) as late — or as early — as 4 a.m.

Police officers, who were soon called to the scene, discovered “a music system on the balcony, pointed at the neighbor and playing Iron Maiden’s ‘Afraid to Shoot Strangers’ at top volume,’ plus “another music system in the cellar directed toward the neighbor’s bedroom wall.”

“We wanted to give a taste of their own medicine,” the husband said.

“The harassment has just carried on, I am completely broken down,” said their neighbor. “How can I keep living here?”

And speaking of harassment, that’s exactly what the elderly couple are charged with. If there are any updates on this situation, we will have them!

“Afraid to Shoot Strangers” is from Iron Maiden’s 1992 album, Fear of the Dark. Check it out below.


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  • mama mambo

    Pretty funny, but they chose a mellow metal piece to play loudly.
    I would think Aces High would have been a better choice, or fear of the dark from that same album.

    I found that Devil Driver and Skrillex works really well when I want to drive a non-metal/Dubstep fan absolutely crazy.

    • Pete Braun

      Fear Of The Dark’s title track would be a brilliant choice!

  • solitary_of_today

    They must have had a now 40-something kid that must have left his or her Maiden albums at home when moving out…

  • Debi

    way to go !!!! continue and be heard. Good choice of music also!!