Today's reminder that bullies can dish it out but can't take it:
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.
Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him in South Euclid, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported.
"The judge destroyed me," Aviv said. "This isn't fair at all."
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Aviv has feuded with his neighbor Sandra Prugh for the past 15 years, court records show. The most recent case stemmed from Aviv being annoyed at the smell coming from Prugh's dryer vent when she did laundry, according to the records. In retaliation, Aviv hooked up kerosene to a fan, which blew the smell onto Pugh's property, the records said.
Prugh has two adult adopted children with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her husband has dementia, and her son is paralyzed.
Prugh said in a letter to the court that Aviv had called her an ethnic slur while she was holding her adopted black children, spit on her several times, regularly threw dog feces on her son's car windshield, and once smeared feces on a wheelchair ramp.
Heh -- the bully gets bullied. Now, that's justice. "Creative sentencing" is often more about the judge's ego than exacting the apporpriate punishment, but it seems fitting in this case. However, it really isn't severe enough or lengthy enough to be effective as behavior modification. This bully, alas, will be a bully till the day he dies.