NY Post – There’s no pursuit of happiness for this Long Island man — local cops busted him for laughing too loudly in his own home. Robert Schiavelli, 42, was recently slapped with two “absurd” summonses because his next-door neighbor complained that he could hear his hearty guffaws from across the driveway. “I didn’t know it was a crime to laugh out a window,” said Schiavelli, who is considered disabled because he has frequent seizures and suffers from neurological impairments. Schiavelli was chortling because he says his neighbor often taunts him due to his disability — and his best defense is to laugh him off. But a detective responded to the Rockville Centre neighbor’s complaints and wrote up two tickets for “disturbing the peace” at 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 13. Each summons carried a $250 fine or 15 days in jail. “It’s absurd,” lawyer Andrew Campanelli said. “My client faces 30 days in jail for laughing.” Schiavelli, who lives with his mother, was charged with acting “in such a manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct, or be offensive to others.” “The last time I checked, it was not a crime to laugh — except in Rockville Centre,’’ Campanelli said. At Schiavelli’s arraignment yesterday, local Judge William Croutier said he “was not so inclined” to dismiss the charges. When the judge asked why police were called, Campanelli said, “My client is a bit of a gentle giant. The way he responds [to his neighbor] is to laugh.” “I will never let him take a plea on this,” a fuming Campanelli added after court. A return date hasn’t been set. The tickets stem from a years-long feud between Schiavelli and his mother, Suzanne, and next-door neighbor Daniel O’Hanian. O’Hanian regularly taunts and ridicules Schiavelli about his disability, the mother and son allege. “He tries to intimidate Robert” by calling him “a retard’’ and other names, said Suzanne, 65. After years of the alleged treatment, Suzanne said her son “has learned to laugh at him.”
Not sure what this big dumb retard doesn’t understand. You can’t just snort out your window with that fake laugh and not expect your neighbor to want you to shut the fuck up. Like how fake is that stupid laugh of his? The mere fact that he was able to just flip a switch and do the laugh for the cameras lets you know this guy was just doing it on purpose. Not like he was in his living room yucking it up at the television. He was standing in his bathroom leaning his big head out the window guffawing like an idiot on purpose. Now I’m not gonna say I’d snitch on the guy and call the police. But what are you supposed to do with the mentally handicapped neighbor whooping it up all day out his window? Its like having Lenny from Of Mice Or Men living next door just chortling all day long. Not like you can pick a fight with a guy like that. He’s huge with retard strength. Best to just call the authorities and let them deal with it.
PS – Fuckin Rockville Centre. You know any place that spells center with an “re” instead of an “er” is a bougie snobby town. “Can’t have retards laughing in our town! This is Rockville CentRE! Call the police!”
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