Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man ordered to spend five hours Sunday at a street corner with a sign declaring he’s a bully said his sentence was unfair and the judge who gave it to him “destroyed me.”
Edmond Aviv, 62, for the most part ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him Sunday in South Euclid, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
But he wasn’t happy with the punishment, saying, “The judge destroyed me” and “This isn’t fair at all.”
The judge ordered the sign to say: “I AM A BULLY.”
The rest of it read: “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.”
Aviv had pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. A neighbor said he had bullied her and her disabled children for the past 15 years.
A court probation officer monitored Aviv on Sunday.