A neighbourhood in Costa Tapia, around 10 kilometres from the capital of A Coruña in Galicia, had their bingo game broken up by police who were called to the scene after receiving a complaint about the endless amount of numbers being called out by a microphone for the bingo game.
JUAN, one of the instigators of the neighbourhood bingo, explained how the police showed up to his house and were “very kind” and they “said that a person had reported us because we were bothering them and we had to stop calling out the numbers over a microphone,” however they said that after half an hour they could resume playing music as normal.
The neighbourhood Bingo game had gained quite a bit of popularity and several buildings were taking part with them giving out up to 300 cards. The buildings used a WhatsApp group to rule out the numbers that were being called out because there were so many players that they could not all hear the numbers.
In an attempt to solve that problem, Juan used a microphone which he could connect to a sound system for his neighbours to hear the game. However, not everyone was enjoying this endless calling out of numbers, especially those who were not playing.
Therefore, the officers did their jobs and suspended the game in response to the complaint they registered. There was no prize or gift to win, it was simply a way of passing the time during quarantine, however, Juan cheekily said that maybe the person who reported them was just annoyed that they never got to say Bingo!