Judge Orders Man to Hold Bullying Sign After Taunting Disabled Kids

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

An Ohio judge didn’t let an alleged bully off easy. She ordered a man to stand on a street corner on Sunday for five hours — while holding a sign that says, “I am a bully.”


Edmond Aviv was ordered to sit on a street corner with a sign that reads, “I am a bully.” (Credit: WKYC via CNN)

It’s one part of 62-year-old Edmond Aviv’s punishment for harassing his neighbor Mike Prugh and his disabled children.

According to court documents, the pair have been feuding for 15 years and appeared in court five times.

Prugh told CNN affiliate WKYC in South Euclid that Aviv has smeared dog feces on his house, hooked up a device that leaked kerosene and harassed his adopted African-American siblings with disabilities.

In addition to the sign, Judge Gayle Williams-Byers sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail and ordered him to write a letter of apology to the family, take anger management classes and complete 100 hours of community service.