A man accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years sat at a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he’s a bully, a requirement of his sentence.
Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to display the sign for five hours Sunday.
The judge selected the wording for it: ‘‘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.’’
Aviv arrived at the corner with the sign just before 9 a.m. Within a couple of minutes, a passing motorist honked a car horn. Later in the morning, he was sitting in a chair holding the hand-lettered sign in front of him. A court probation officer monitored him.
Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him. But he was not happy with the punishment, calling the sentence unfair. ‘‘The judge destroyed me,’’ he said. ‘‘This isn’t fair at all.’’