Joseph Serna, L.A. Times, reports that “praise poured onto El Segundo Police Department’s Facebook page from ecstatic residents” this past Sunday, November 13th. Why? Because “'[t]hey found the air horn guy!!’ wrote Jenn Birch.” Yes, John W. Nuggent, pictured above, outfitted his “little blue four-door, 2006 Chevrolet Aveo” with “an air tank with hoses connected to a device near the car’s gas pedal.” When the officer tried the car’s horn, he heard what sounded like the horn of “a big truck or train.” Nuggent then admitted that he was the guy who had been driving down the middle of the street for six weeks, waking up the residents with his horn, all to annoy one specific resident with whom he had had a dispute.
Nuggent was arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace. We suspect the prosecutor should get an easy conviction.