Ohio man holds court-ordered 'I am a bully!' sign in public

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Ohio man holds court-ordered 'I am a bully!' sign in public

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Apr 14, 2014

Edmond Aviv, 62, was sentenced to hold a sign for five hours at a busy intersection after harassing his neighbors for 15 years in South Euclid, Ohio. This is Aviv's fourth conviction in connection with bullying his neighbors, including disabled children.

The sign read as follows: "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," reports Cleveland.com. Steve Flowe, a court probation officer, monitored Aviv for his five-hour public humiliation.

"Judge Gayle Williams-Byers sentenced Aviv to hold the sign for five hours on Sunday, serve 15 days in jail and seven months on probation," further reports Cleveland.com. "She also ordered Aviv to complete 100 hours of community service, anger management classes and personal counseling at the Diversity Center of Cleveland."

Aviv referred to his next door neighbor, Sandra Prugh, as "monkey momma" because she adopted two African-American developmentally disabled children with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Prugh's husband has dementia and her other son is paralyzed. 

Prugh has been spit on by Aviv. He has also rigged his home vents with kerosene to overwhelm his neighbors in the past, and also allegedly smeared animal feces on a new wheelchair ramp on Prugh's property.