We’ve all been caught at one time or another behind a school bus while rushing through traffic. But have you ever ridden on the sidewalk to avoid being stuck behind the stopped bus loading or unloading children?
Sounds like an idiotic move, huh?
Well, apparently it was the ‘smart’ thing to do according to Cleveland, Ohio resident, Ms. Shena Hardin.
And according to a Cleveland Municipal Court judge, the idiotic crime was enough to force the accuser to hold up an idiot sign!
As reported on AJC.com:
A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold Tuesday at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots.
A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday for the Sept. 11 citation.
The sign read: “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”
Lisa Kelley, whose 9-year-old daughter boards the bus which Hardin had been passing on the sidewalk, said the sentence fit the crime.
“She’s an idiot, just like her sign says,” Kelley said as she watched Hardin lean against a fence, her head down and her eyes hidden by dark glasses.
“She did this almost every day last year,” Kelley said. “She won’t stop laughing. She’s not remorseful, she laughed at every court appearance. She’s still laughing, so she needs to be humiliated like this.”
Bill Lipold, 37, who works nearby in the blue-collar neighborhood of older homes and factories, yelled “Why do you hate kids” to Hardin.
He hopes the punishment works. “How else are you going to stop her from doing it again? She really didn’t show remorse for her action after being caught, so you’ve got to try something,” he asked.