The Crime of Laughter

Charged with a crime…*AHEM* for laughing too loudly…in your own damn apartment. Can you imagine??? I better start keep a rag handy to stuff in my mouth during moments of joy and humor because I have a ROARING laugh and gosh…I’d hate to be arrested for it should it ever offend the neighbors! 

WFSB – “A Long Island man says he didn’t know it was a crime to laugh.

Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre was slapped with two summonses for “disturbing the peace.”

Police responded to his home on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 after receiving complaints from his next-door-neighbor that his loud laughs could be heard across the driveway.

The 42-year-old was charged with acting “in such a manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct, or be offensive to others.”

At his arraignment Tuesday, a judge declined to dismiss the charges.

Schiavelli told the New York Post his neighbor often taunts him due to his disability. He learned to deal with it by laughing him off.

Schiavelli suffers from seizures and neurological impairments.” Source

4 comments on “The Crime of Laughter

  1. Suzie says:

    This is just ridiculous!! And the judge didn’t dismiss this? Wtf?

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