A man in South Euclid, Ohio, named Edmond Aviv, was ordered by a judge in court to sit with a sign for five hours this past Sunday.
The sign was so provocative that it had people honking at Edmond almost the minute he sat down!
Here's what it said:
"I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in."
The sign is a court ordered required punishment stemming from a disorderly conduct case that Aviv pleaded no contest in. He also had to spend fifteen days in jail, seven months on probation, and serve 100 hours of community service!
And Aviv is NOT pleased with the severity of his crime!
Here's what he said:
"The judge destroyed me. This isn't fair at all."
But before you start feeling sympathy for this guy, hear what he's done to his neighbor Sandra Prugh and her children since they started feuding fifteen years ago.
Prugh has two adopted children who have disabilities — one has cerebral palsy and the other has epilepsy. Her adopted children are African American, and Aviv called her a ethnic slur while she was holding them. She also claims he has spit on her more than once, often threw dog poop on her paralyzed son's car's windshield, and even smeared feces on their home's wheelchair ramp.
In a letter that was read in court on the day of Aviv's sentencing, she wrote:
"I am very concerned for the safety of our family."
The final straw for Prugh was in 2010 when Aviv was apparently so disturbed by the smells from her home while she was doing the laundry, that in retaliation he hooked up kerosene to a fan so that it drifted onto Prugh's property.
So you tell us - does the punishment fit the crime?
[Image via AP Images.]
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