Contact Us

Ohio Woman Forced To Hold “Idiot” Sign After Driving On The Sidewalk To Avoid School Bus

Joe Raedle, Getty Images

I do love it when judges dish out some creative justice.

In Ohio, a woman was ordered by a judge to hold a sign that said “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus,” after she did so earlier in September.

A Cleveland woman puffed on a cigarette, wore headphones, and ignored passers-by and crowds of reporters as she stood for an hour Tuesday under a judge’s order holding a sign that said, “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

A Municipal Court judge had ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence Tuesday and Wednesday for the Sept. 11 citation after she was caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children.

She arrived bundled up against the 34-degree cold at the intersection near downtown Cleveland as passing vehicles honked. Satellite TV trucks streamed the event live.

Hardin refused to comment, as did her mother, who watched from a parked car. A message seeking comment was left for Hardin’s attorneys.

Hardin’s license was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs.

According to witnesses at the hearings, Hardin seemed to be unremorseful of her actions and “laughed at every court appearance.”

I’m all for public humiliation in criminal sentences, as that seems to be the only way to get through to some people, like this idiot. But personally, the sentence itself is a little too light for my liking. How about revoking this idiot’s license, upping the fine and taking away those stupid headphones and cell phone so that she can’t ignore the fact that she put a bunch of kids in danger?

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!