VEENENDAAL, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 23: Churchgoers raise their hands while singing inside their car during a drive-in church service of the Evangelical church Mosaic 0318 on November 23, 2014 in Veenendaal, Netherlands. The church service, that is held each Sunday, could not go on as usual because the church hall, where the service is held, is filled with hens, chickens, pigeons, rabbits and guinea pigs for the annual exhibition of the Veenendaalse rabbit and Poultry Breeders Association. Because of the transport ban in the Netherlands on live animals, due to the spreading bird flu, these animals could not be moved. The church, that receives more than a thousand visitors each week, decided to ask their followers to come to the parking lot outside the church hall to follow the church service on their radio inside their cars where it was broadcasted through a local radio station. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

We have all been there. You are jamming in your car and you lose track of where you are.

Well, imagine being mid-rock out session and having a police officer pull you over. A man in Montreal stated that he is now being fined $117 for, well, singing.

Taofik Moalla was driving home in September when the song “Gonna Make You Sweat” came on the radio. We have to admit, if that song came on the radio, we would want to jam out too! Moalla was signing “everybody dance now” at the top of his lungs when he realized red and blue lights flashing behind him. A police office pulled him over and asked what he was doing.

Since al Moalla was doing was singing, he replied “nothing” to the police officer. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Company, the officer asked him if he screamed loudly. Moalla quickly explained what he was doing and how he just enjoying his favorite song.

Well, the police officer did not believe Moalla. After he received his license and registration, he gave him a ticket for $149 Canadian dollars of $117 USD. Needless to say, Moalla was shocked by the expensive charge.

He told CTV Montreal “I don’t know if my voice was very bad and that’s why I got the ticket, but I was very shocked. I understand if they are doing their job, they are allowed to check if everything’s okay, if I kidnapped someone or if there’s danger inside, but I would never expect they would give me a ticket for that.”

Moalla is currently in the process of contesting the ticket in court. He is still waiting for his court date. According to the Huffington Post, receiving a court date could take up to a year.

After that ticket, we are sure he is going to be more careful about his singing voice.


Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp 

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