Embattled Porsche driver Richard Pusey’s neighbours have recounted the late-night screaming match on his roof before police stormed the building.
The 42-year-old was dragged from his $3.4million Melbourne apartment by officers about 11.30pm on Sunday after reports of yelling and smashing glass.
Pusey was taken to hospital for mental health assessment before he was hit with seven charges, including threats to kill. false imprisonment, and assault.
One neighbour said the mortgage broker started ‘blasting’ dance music about 9pm and began ‘ranting’ about three hours later.
Pictured: Richard Pusey ‘ranting’ on his rooftop on Sunday evening in Fitzroy in Melbourne
‘If I remember correctly, he was saying: ‘You broke her heart’,’ the neighbour told news.com.au.
‘He was raving. It would go soft for a little bit and then it would get loud again.’
Pusey was allegedly spitting abuse at a woman inside the apartment, 9 News reported. She was unharmed and is assisting police with their inquiries.
The Fitzroy resident explained Pusey often played loud music at all hours, but it was the first time he heard screaming.
‘The issue the neighbourhood has is that he plays what I’d describe as dance music really loud and sometimes late at night,’ he said.
Pusey’s neighbour said the mortgage broker played loud music at all hours (Pusey pictured in October)
Pictured: Richard Pusey being taken away from his Fitzroy property by police in Melbourne, Thursday, April 23
He was also forced to buy noise-cancelling headphones for a family members to help them sleep specifically because Pusey’s music was so loud.
‘All the neighbours want is peace and quiet and to live without disturbance,’ the neighbour said.
He said there were multi-coloured disc-style lights flashing inside the ‘beautiful’ apartment on the night of the arrest.
The critical incident response team couldn’t gain entry to the home so had to force their way in.
On Sunday night, police attended Pusey’s home in St David Street, Fitzroy after reports of a disturbance (pictured, Pusey)
The four police officers were hit by a semi-trailer on Melbourne’s eastern freeway after they pulled over Richard Pusey (pictured in October) on April 22
Heavily-armed officers found Pusey on the roof, and negotiated with him until he surrendered to police ‘without incident,’ Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia.
The area around the home was cordoned off during the bizarre incident.
Police were at the scene until 10am on Monday and seized a number of bags of evidence before the entrance was blocked with wooden boards.
Pusey was charged with threats to kill, false imprisonment, conduct endangering a person, common assault, breaching bail, committing an indictable offence while on bail, and using telecommunication service to harass.
He will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The court was previously told Pusey (pictured) took ‘disturbing pleasure’ inflicting discomfort on others, and displayed ‘violent tendencies’ towards the public and police
Police allege Mr Pusey was driving his $150,000 Porsche at 149km/h when police pulled him over. While dealing with him, the officers were hit by a passing truck
Pusey is already facing trial over allegations of taunting a dying cop after a horrific crash that killed four officer.
Police allege Mr Pusey was driving his $150,000 Porsche at 149km/h with MDMA and cannabis in his system on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway on April 22 when he was stopped by officers.
A refrigeration truck ploughed into the group of police standing at the roadside, killing four officers, before Pusey allegedly took pictures and video of the grisly scene and fled on foot.
The driver of the truck, Mohinder Singh, was charged with four counts of culpable driving, he reportedly remained at the scene wailing as emergency services arrived.
Pusey’s barrister Vincent Peters previously claimed his client didn’t help Leading Senior Constable Taylor as she lay under the truck because he was in shock and a doctor was on the scene.
Pictured left to right: Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Glen Humphris, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and Constable Josh Prestney were killed in the tragedy
He filmed the scene for more than three minutes and can be heard on the video berating the officer about the damage to his car on the video before he fled the scene, police allege.
Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney were also killed in the tragedy.
Magistrate Jo Metcalf labelled Pusey’s alleged filming of the graphic crash scene as ‘highly intrusive and morally repugnant’ but noted it was not illegal.
The court was previously told Pusey took ‘disturbing pleasure’ inflicting discomfort on others, displayed ‘violent tendencies’ towards the public and police, and had ‘absolutely no regard for the safety of other road users’.
The Melbourne businessman holds a property portfolio worth more than $12million, which includes a West Melbourne terrace worth $1.35million, a $1.32million Doncaster East residence, and a $1.27million house in the coastal suburb of Bonbeach.
The warehouse home at the centre of the police stand-off was spray-painted with the word ‘die’ in the days after Pusey fled the scene of the crash.
He was released on bail on October 16.
Police are investigating whether Pusey breached his bail conditions by not opening the door to police on Sunday night.