Judge forces 'bully' to wear sign

Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign he made at a street corner in the Cleveland suburb of South...

Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign he made at a street corner in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Ohio April 13, 2014. (AARON JOSEFCZYK/REUTERS)

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An Ohio man faced public humiliation Sunday for terrorizing his neighbour for the last 15 years.

Edmond Aviv, 62, who pleaded no contest to a fourth-degree misdemeanour charge of disorderly conduct, was ordered to stand at an intersection in his hometown of South Euclid until 2 p.m. with a sign that says: "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."

According to Cleveland.com, Aviv walked up to the intersection about 8:57 a.m. on Sunday with his sign, written in black marker on the side of a cardboard box.

Aviv was handed the unique penalty by Judge Gayle Williams-Byers on Friday.

Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign he made as a man takes a picture, at a street corner in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Ohio April 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk)

Neighbour Scott Prugh and his family was the target of Aviv's terror campaign.

“He would do things like shine a spotlight at their house at three in the morning so the family couldn’t sleep. Then he would play loud music. He also shovelled dog feces onto the car of the one son who is a caretaker to the disabled children. He did this every day,” Williams-Byers told the court.

Prugh says his parents adopted two black children with developmental disabilities and that they were often bullied by Aviv.

“When the children went to play outside, he targeted them. With the limited capability that they had, if they lost a ball, Aviv would kick it as hard as he could across the street so they couldn’t access it anymore,” said Williams-Byers.

Aviv was also sentenced to 15 days in jail, has to attend anger management classes and perform 100 hours of community service.


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