Woman Calls Cops On Man Who Won't Stop Whistling 'Closing Time'

"I know who I want to take me home / I know who I want to take me home / I know who I want to take me home ... "

“Closing Time,” by Semisonic, is a song so catchy it’s almost criminal.

And the proof comes from a woman in Forest Grove, Oregon, who called police because she was annoyed by “a jack-ass guy” who kept whistling the tune near her house, according to Oregon Live.

Cpt. Mike Herb of the Forest Grove Police Department admits he’s not sure why the woman was angry enough to call the authorities.

“It’s not clear if the caller would have been more or less upset if it was a different genre or whether it was just the talent lacking in the whistling,” Herb told

Take a listen to refresh your ears, but be warned, you may not get it out of your head for a while.

Herb said the whistler was gone by the time officers arrived, but he was located a short time later still whistling “Closing Time.”

He told officers he was upset the woman had told him to shut up. After he was sent on his way, officers noted, he went back to whistling “Closing Time.”

“Closing Time” hit No. 11 in 1998 for Semisonic, and is considered a classic one-hit wonder.

Dan Wilson, the song’s composer, has since written tunes for Adele, John Legend and Taylor Swift, but he may have been a little bit sympathetic toward the woman based on this tweet:



One-Hit Wonderful