Cleveland: Man sentenced to hold 'idiot' sign a no-show

10:23 AM, Jun 3, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A man who threatened police was expected to hold a sign calling himself an "idiot" as part of his sentence today, but Richard Dameron, 58, did not show up at the scheduled time of 7 a.m.  

Dameron was found guilty of making threatening 911 calls to Cleveland Police. In addition to a 90-day jail sentence, Dameron was sentenced to hold up a sign of apology across the street from the Second District Cleveland Police station for three hours, beginning Monday morning.

The sign was to reportedly read: "I apologize to Officer Simone, his family, all law enforcement officers and Ms. Adkins for threatening to kill them. I was being an idiot and it will never happen again."

We're waiting to hear from the court what will happen next in the sentencing.

This is the not the first time Cleveland Judge Pinkey Carr handed down a sentence of this nature.

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In November, Carr sentenced Sheena Hardin, 32, to something very similar after she pleaded no contest to the charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless operation on a street or highway.

That sign, held by Hardin at the intersection where she was said to have committed the crime, read: "Only an idiot would drive around a school bus."


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