Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Center, said that he had never thought laughing could get him in trouble with the law.
Police came to Schiavelli’s home on February 12 and February 13 after neighbours complained that his laughs could be heard across the driveway, ABC News reported.
Schiavelli - considered disabled because of neurological impairments - said that his neighbours kept staring, eye-balling and mocking him, and he uses laughter as a defense mechanism.
Rockville Center police issued the 42-year-old two tickets, including one for “disturbing the peace the night before.”
Each summons carries a 250-dollar fine, and Schiavelli could face 15 days in jail.
His attorney Andrew Campanelli said that he is fighting to keep his client out of jail.
In Tuesday’s court hearing, Judge William Croutier said that he is not so inclined to dismiss the charges against Schiavelli.
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