An Ohio man accused of harassing his neighbor and her children with developmental disabilities stood at a busy street corner this weekend with a sign proclaiming “I am a bully.”
Edmond Aviv, 62, spent five hours Sunday at a heavily trafficked intersection in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Ohio, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
“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 read.
Aviv was ordered to take to the street corner by Judge Gayle Williams-Byers after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct stemming from a long-running dispute with his neighbor, Sandra Prugh, who has two adopted children with developmental disabilities.
Over the last 15 years, Prugh has accused Aviv of spitting on her, directing a racial slur at her and creating a device to blow kerosene fumes toward her property which made one of her children sick. Prugh also said that Aviv once smeared feces on her family’s wheelchair ramp, among other accusations.
Dozens of cars honked and some 89 people yelled insults at Aviv, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.
“The judge destroyed me,” Aviv said. “This isn’t fair at all.”