A British woman who blasted Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Shape of You” on repeat has been ordered to spend eight weeks in jail for noise harassment, according to local reports.
The unusual sentence was handed down Monday to Sonia Bryce, 36, of Willenhall, England, following previous noise injunctions filed against her on behalf of her neighbors, iTV reported.
Bryce was also sentenced to six weeks in prison back in December after breaking similar orders to quiet down.
Neighbor and mother of five Clare Tidmarsh told the Birmingham Mail that Bryce playing Sheeran’s single for 30 minutes straight was “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” and that she considered moving somewhere else, just to get away from her.
Bryce, the Mail reports, denied that she played Sheeran’s music, and insisted that “she doesn’t even like” the English crooner.
Judge Philip Gregory of Walsall County Court didn’t buy Bryce’s excuse, however, and called her behavior uncivilized.
“You must learn that you should behave as a reasonable and responsible adult, and not make life for your neighbors the misery that you have,” he told her, according to The Telegraph.
“Everybody is entitled to live in a degree of peace and quiet with the usual give and take of society, but you do not behave like a civilized person, and you have got to learn that you will,” he said.
Tidmarsh, for her part, said that she’ll be taking a break from Sheeran’s tunes.
“I used to like Ed Sheeran,” she told The Telegraph, “but I’ve taken him off my playlist. It drove us crazy.”
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