COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A homeowner is fighting with a Collier resort and in doing so is causing quite a commotion during beach front weddings.
The La Playa Beach and Golf Resort in North Naples filed a lawsuit, hoping to get a neighbor to stop ruining events. But the man says the resort is ruining his lifestyle.
It's Lloyd Bowein versus The Playa Beach and Golf Club in Naples.
Both parties say the other isn't exactly an ideal neighbor.
"I don't feel like I am doing anything wrong. I am utilizing my property with a very small decibel level that barely covers my backyard," said Naples resident Lloyd Bowein.
Bowein says his mission is to not to drown out events at the beach club like they are claiming.
"I just play music, if it happens to coincide with their events, than it does. I'm sure they have a number of events when I'm not at home."
In fact, he says the little amount of music amplified from his speakers is reasonable for the size of his backyard.
"They have full amplifiers with these big t.v. speakers; It's nothing that I have that can compete with their noise or decibel level."
But according to a sheriffs report, his loud music ruined a wedding in August of 2011.
It states he was deliberately blaring a radio with other offensive music, something Bowein says isn't exactly true.
"If they had their wedding a couple of feet in the other direction, south of me, they wouldn't have even been able to hear my music; It's La Playa that made the decision to put the wedding close to my property line," said Bowein.
The report quotes a manager of the resort saying...
"Man to man, what you did to purposely interrupt a couple's wedding ceremony was despicable."
"The suspect replied 'you didn't get back to me, so I guess that got your attention'."
We did receive a statement from the beach club that says: "We are confident that a current dispute with a resort neighbor will be favorably resolved within a very short period of time. La Playa Beach and Golf Resort is working diligently to prevent future disturbances."