He Wanted More Cowbell!
A California man who used a shotgun to blast the speaker on his son’s stereo will not be facing criminal charges, according to prosecutors. The man told cops that he destroyed the speaker because his 24-year-old son--an aspiring DJ--“was playing his ‘disco’ too loud.”
Stanislaw Jarmolowicz, 53, was arrested last week on suspicion of shooting at or into a building. Jarmolowicz spent about two days in the Yuba County jail before posting bail Wednesday.
After a review of the case, prosecutors opted not to prosecute Jarmolowicz, chiefly because criminal negligence could not be established since he did not intend to injure his son Anthony.
According to a Yuba County Sheriff’s Department report, Jarmolowicz told deputies that he had asked his son “several times to turn down the music or use headphones.” When the volume was not lowered to his liking, Jarmolowicz retrieved a 16 gauge shotgun from his bedrom, returned to his son’s room, and hit the speaker with a single blast.
Jarmolowicz told an officer that he had been arguing with his son for weeks and was “very stressed out” and had “lost control of his temper.”