New York Man Gets Summoned to Court For Laughing Too Loudly
A New York man says he didn’t know it was a crime to laugh. Robert Schiavello of Long Island was slapped with two summonses for “disturbing the peace.”
According to the New York Post, police went to his mome two days in a row after receiving complaints from his next-door neighbor that his loud laughing could be heard across the driveway. The 42-year-old was charged with acting “in such a manner as to annoy, distrub, interfere with, obstruct, or be offensive to others.” At his arraignment this week, a judge refused to dismiss the charges.