Man sentenced to hold sign saying he’s a bully

Man sentenced to hold sign saying he’s a bully

 South Euclid man will soon let everyone know that he’s a bully.

A judge has ordered him to stand on a street corner this weekend holding a sign that says he picks on disabled children.

For 15 years, Mike Prugh says, his next-door neighbor — 62-year-old Edmond Aviv — has harassed his family including adopted African-American siblings with disabilities.

“You wonder every time you walk outside, you turn to your left to see if your neighbor is there spitting, yelling, screaming at you and you don’t know why,” says Prugh.

Prugh says Aviv used a vent on his garage to hook up a device that leaked kerosene.

Another time he smeared dog feces on parts of the house.

After appearing in court five times over the years, Judge Gayle Williams-Byers said enough is enough.

She sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail and ordered him to make a sign saying he is a bully.

On Sunday, he will stand at the corner of Trebisky and Monticello holding the sign to let people know what he did to the Prughs.

“I would hope that what’s been achieved here is finally the modicum of justice that they had been hoping for for quite some time,” said Williams-Byers.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments