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Man gets summons for laughing too loudly

March 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- A Rockville Centre, N.Y., man was arraigned for allegedly disturbing the peace, in his case, laughing too loudly in his own home.

Robert Schiavelli, 42, was given two summonses because his next-door neighbor complained he could hear his hearty laughter across the driveway, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Schiavelli, regarded as disabled because of frequent seizures and neurological impairments, said his neighbor, Daniel O'Hanian, often taunts him due to his disability, and laughs off the derision.

"It's absurd. My client faces 30 days in jail for laughing," Andrew Campanelli, Schiavelli's attorney, said in court.

Schiavelli's next court date had not been set, the newspaper said.

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