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


#1

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.


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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