LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - A Long Island, N.Y. man is facing a $500 fine or 30 days in jail for laughing too loudly in his own home.
The 42-year-old admits he breaks out his hardy giggle from the window of his Rockville Centre bathroom all the time. However, it became a crime after his next-door neighbor complained it was directed towards him.
Robert has suffered from seizures and other neurological disorders his entire life and lives with his mother Suzanne. Both say decades of feuds with their next-door neighbor have led police to visit them nearly 30 times, but the recent violation accusing Robert of disturbing the peace was most shocking.
Other residents in the neighborhood claim that Robert is the one being the bully, taunting elderly residents even children with his laugh and a lot more.
Robert's neighbors were not home next door and could not be reached for comment, but both of the summons that they are behind accuse Robert of acting in a manor to annoy, disturb or be offensive to others.
These violations both carry fines of $250 each and could put Robert in jail for 30 days.
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