A man sat with a bully sign on a street corner in Ohio for hours on Sunday, April 13. According to CBS News, Edmond Aviv, 62, held the sign that read, "I am a bully" which was required by his sentencing in a disorderly conduct case. Aviv was forced to hold the sign up for all to see for five hours -- something he wasn't at all happy about.
According to the report, Aviv was found guilty of harassing his neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15+ years. Aviv denied any wrong-doing and never admitted to harassing his neighbors. He was, however, very vocal about his punishment. He felt that the judge's punishment ruined his life and he didn't think it was "fair."
The man's bully sign caused quite a stir in the town. Many people honked their horns and yelled things at Aviv. People even stopped to take pictures of him, embarrassing him and making him feel like a loser -- perhaps a taste of his own medicine, right? The cardboard sign that Aviv wrote out read the following:
"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," read the sign in its entirety.
The man writing a bully sign and standing outside with it wasn't his only punishment. He was forced to spend 15 days behind bars and take anger management classes. He also was told to pen an apology letter to his neighbors.
"I want to express my sincere apology for acting irrationally towards your house and the safety of your children. I understand my actions could have caused harm but at that time I was not really thinking about it," read the apology.
Do you think Aviv's punishment was appropriate?
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