CLEVELAND, April 13 (Reuters) - An Ohio man sentenced by a judge to spend Sunday wearing a sign reading "I AM A BULLY" at a busy suburban Cleveland intersection was greeted by a boisterous stream of honking car horns, jeers and insults.
Edmond Aviv, 62, clad in a hat and dark sunglasses, sat slumped in a green plastic chair holding the cardboard sign that is punishment for his treatment of a neighbor, whose husband suffers from dementia, and her seven children, several of whom have disabilities and use wheelchairs.
His sign reads: "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."
Among the many people who stopped to see Aviv serve his sentence was Alex Simmons, 21, a former neighbor who said Aviv would call out racial slurs to people passing by.
"Parents told us to stay away from the house. He would just stand on the porch and just call us names," Simmons said, adding, "Justice had been served."
Aviv was accused of calling the neighbor, Sandra Prugh, "Monkey Mama" as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children and of smearing dog feces on their wheelchair ramp.
The harassment went on 15 years in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Prugh said in court documents.
Aviv pleaded no contest to fourth-degree disorderly conduct in March. South Euclid Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers sentenced him to spend five hours on Sunday wearing a placard that must be readable from 25 feet away.
The judge also sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail, seven months' probation, 100 hours of community service, anger management classes and mental-health counseling, according to court records.
A probation officer was on hand on Sunday to protect Aviv and make sure he served out his sentence.
"I didn't do this," Aviv said to a reporter who asked if he was sorry.
As he spoke, someone in a passing car yelled: "Douche bag."
Prugh said Aviv has spit on her, tried to run down her wheelchair-bound daughters and directed spotlights at her windows at night, according to court documents.
Last year, authorities discovered Aviv had cut a hole in his garage wall and was using a fan to blow kerosene fumes into Prugh's back yard.
Aviv must also publish a letter of apology to Prugh in a local newspaper.
(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Leslie Adler)
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A California woman who describes herself as Barbie-obsessed says she uses hypnotherapy sessions in the hopes that it will decrease her IQ.
"I just want to be the ultimate Barbie. I actually want to be brainless," Blondie Bennett, 38, told Barcroft TV. "I don't like being human, if that makes sense... Natural is boring... I would love to be like, completely plastic."
Bennett has had five breast augmentations and other procedures in the hopes of attaining her goal. But now she says she's undergoing hypnotherapy sessions two-to-three times a week in order to dumb down her thoughts.
She says it's working.
"I've had 20 sessions and I'm already starting to feel ditzy and confused all the time," Bennett told the Daily Mail.
She told Barcroft TV that although she loves her looks, her plastic features tend to turn off a lot of people. She said that her friends and family don't approve of her lifestyle.
Bennett appears to maintain a NSFW Twitter account advertising live camera shows. Her handle, not surprisingly, is "Busty_Doll."
This might be the most publicity Radio Shack has had in years.
An Arkansas man who told police he just really had to pee found himself in cuffs after allegedly soaking a Radio Shack carpet and electronics in his urine.
Police arrested 65-year-old John Posey last Wednesday after the man allegedly unzipped. When an officer arrived, Posey appeared to have "bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on his feet, and smelled of intoxicants," according to a police report.
Posey first told police he was only shopping and denied urinating, despite the overwhelming smell, according to The Smoking Gun.
The man eventually confessed to urinating, telling the officer simply, "I had to pee bad."
According to the International Business Times, Posey didn't ask to use the bathroom because "stores usually won't let you...so I didn't ask."
Along with a damaged carpet, a Radio Shack employee pointed out multiple electronics that were urinated on, estimating more than $750 worth of damage.
Posey was charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief. (FROM HUFFINGTON POST)
Last week, Ashley Terry from the Conway Co. Extension Office stopped by the KVOM Studios to give me some cooking tips for that Thanksgiving Turkey. We mentioned cooking a turkey in the diswasher and joked about how we "heard" about this myth... low and behold... I have found a recipe!
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Chef David Burke’s Dishwasher Turkey
2 boneless turkey breasts, 12-14 lbs total
4 tablespoons parsley
3 tablespoons sage
3 tablespoons rosemary
3 tablespoons thyme
4 tablespoons garlic
4 tablespoons shallots
1 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons pepper
- Mince the herbs, garlic and shallots, then combine with salt, pepper and olive oil. Rub into turkey breast and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place in an open Tupperware container (just to hold everything in place) and sit on top shelf of dishwasher.
- Run dishwasher for 3 full cycles for a total time of about 3 hours and 25 minutes. Let sit for 25 minutes then place under broiler to crisp skin for finish.
Of course, everyone's dishwasher, like everyone's oven, will work a little differently. If you guys really try this, please, please, please tell us all about it.
Also from The Huffington Post... Did you know that you can clean a keyboard, plastic toys, shin guards, hats, shoes, car parts, AC vents, window screens, refrigerator shelves, brushes, oven knobs, and even potatoes in your dishwasher?! I am mind blown.
He wanted to be Homecoming queen, and now he's the belle of the ball -- in jail.
A 55-year-old man, later identified as Curtis J. Hutchings, was found in the parking lot of Belleville East High School in Illinois wearing a pink dress and makeup.
Students noticed the strangely dressed suspect in a car parked in the lot and believed he was involved in "lewd conduct" in the vehicle, Fox2Now.com reported.
Officers at the scene approached Hutchings' car and determined he had no legal reason to be on school property. They also noticed some unmentioned products in plain view that verified the "lewd conduct" described by students, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.
Hutchings was arrested and charged with one count of public indecency, CBS St. Louis reported.
He is currently in the St. Clair County Jail on $50,000 bond, KMOV-TV reported.
Hutchings isn't the only man recently arrested for crashing an event. (FROM HUFFINGTON POST)