The local Adelaide musician who wears nothing but his underwear during weekly live performances in his driveway had his court hearing postponed after he refused to wear a mask. Savas Caruso, 32, was charged with failing to comply with an environment protection order and refusing to provide his name and address to police over noise complaints.
The musician, who calls himself Subblet Hammer or Subb, was arrested on June 13 after being issued the environment protection order and directed not to perform for 72 hours the day prior. Mr. Caruso allegedly breached the order by playing and was held in custody for three days after his arrest.
Following his release, he again took to his Salisbury Downs driveway the following Sunday to perform. A video posted to social media showed police attending the northern suburbs premises and handing him a document he threw into the bin. “This is where their handwritten laws belong,” he said in the footage.
“See ya later. Get off the property now. “Next time you come, maybe buy a CD or grab an autograph.” Mr Caruso, who dubbed himself as the “Rock’n’Roll rebel”, told reporters outside of the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Tuesday that he did not appear in his matter because he was autistic and didn’t want to wear a mask. “I don’t want to put a bib on my face, and I’m scared I’ll look stupid,” he said. The Party Games newsletter Get your political briefing from news.com.au’s political editor Samantha Maiden.
He said he got “good reviews all the time” and didn’t know where the noise complaints came from. “You’d just go into a total ecstasy (by listening). “These people (complaining) just don’t exist. They’re jealous. “I think they (the police) had the speed gun out and caught me doing 120 with my fingers in a residential zone and the thought ‘we’ve got to book that guy’.” He is due to appear in front of a magistrate in October.