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NY man faces possible jail time for laughing too loudly

Updated: Thursday, March 7 2013, 09:27 PM EST
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NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A New York man is facing possible jail time for laughing in his own home.

Robert Schiavelli suffers from a mental disability, and says his neighbor has mocked his disability for years.

Schiavelli now responds by simply laughing at the ridicule.

That neighbor, however, recently called the police, claiming Schiavelli was laughing too loud out his window.

Police issued Schiavelli two tickets for disturbing the peace.

During his first court appearance, a judge refused to drop the charges against Schiavelli.

Each ticket carries up to a $250 fine and up to 15 days in jail.
NY man faces possible jail time for laughing too loudly
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