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New York man in court for laughing too loud

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DID YOU KNOW it was a crime to laugh?

New York man Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, on Long Island has been handed two summonses for “disturbing the peace.”

Police responded to his home on 12 and 13 February after receiving complaints from his next-door neighbor that his loud laughs could be heard across the driveway.

The 42-year-old was charged with acting “in such a manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct, or be offensive to others”.

At his arraignment this week, a judge declined to dismiss the charges.

Schiavelli told the New York Post his neighbor often taunts him due to his disability, which has led to something of a feud. He deals with it by laughing him off.

Schiavelli suffers from seizures and neurological impairments.

The neighbor didn’t respond to requests for comment

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