Man Threatened With Jail-time For Laughing in Home, No Joke


A Long Island man was issued court summonses for laughing too loudly in his own home, CBS New York wrote in a report with the Associated Press.
According to the article, a neighbor issued complaints against 42-year-old Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, N.Y., on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13.
Schiavelli, who has seizures and other neurological problems, claimed he laughs as a defense mechanism against the taunts of his neighbor, Daniel O’Hanian, the outlet notes. However, the judge declined to throw out the complaints at a Tuesday arraignment, and now Schiavelli, who lives with his mother, could face $500 in fines or 30 days in jail.


Well lets be real here, it’s New York. Nothing from there should surprise us.


Somebody should throw out that judge! Hi, EE, long time no see!


Geesh! Now Bloomberg is going to try to outlaw loud laughing…