Tyrone man known for playing saxophone in public cited for disorderly conduct

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TYRONE, BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Joseph Hosko is known for playing his music throughout Tyrone Borough.

On any given day, you can find him practicing his saxophone. 

“I cannot put the saxophone down,” Hosko said. 

People enjoy him. He has a fan page on Facebook that has nearly 1,000 likes, but others say their lives are being disrupted.

According to a police report, Tyrone Police cited Hosko for disorderly conduct after recieving multiple noise complaints from neighbors. Between March and as recent as last Monday before 7:30 a.m., police say they warned him six times to move his playing to specific indoor locations where he is allowed to play. 

Hosko said it wasn’t his intention to disturb anyone, including one resident with a sleeping child.

“It can be somewhat a little bit loud or maybe a little bit of a nuisance to some people, and I apologize to the lady with her baby, again, nothing to do with that,” he said. 

Tyrone Police say while people enjoy his playing, it’s not for everyone. 

Hosko says he hopes to learn from this incident and continue practicing and growing as an artist, and Tyrone Police say they’ll continue to work with Hosko on finding the right time and place for him to play.

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