A judge ordered a man to sit at a street corner holding a sign that reads "I AM A Bully." An Ohio man was harassing his neighbor and her disabled children.
An April 13 report by ABC News reveals that Edmond Aviv, 62, had to sit at the street corner for five hours Sunday displaying the cardboard bully sign. It seems like an unusual punishment, but one which seems fitting in this case.
The sign read: "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."
Aviv made claimed his spot at the corner around 9 a.m. to display the hand printed sign. The man reportedly pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges.
According to MSN, Aviv said the judge's decision has "ruined" his life and that the sentence he was given isn't "fair at all." As he sat holding the "I AM A Bully" sign, drivers honked their horns, pedestrians took pictures, and many yelled at him.
Edmond Aviv must also serve 15 days in jail and undergo anger management and counseling. He's also been ordered to write an apology letter to Sandra Prugh, his neighbor. She has several adopted children with various disabilities.
This man who had to sit at a corner with an "I AM A Bully" sign sounds harsh, but he made life difficult for the neighbor 15 years. Perhaps this is a good lesson for others doing anything similar to what Edmond Aviv did.