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Woman ordered to hold ‘idiot’ sign after driving on sidewalk

ShenHardholds up sign serve highly public sentence Tuesday Nov. 13 2012 Clevelfor driving sidewalk avoid Clevelschool bus thwas unloading children.

Shena Hardin holds up a sign to serve a highly public sentence Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Cleveland, for driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered 32-year-old Hardin to serve the highly public sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Updated: November 13, 2012 9:10AM



CLEVELAND — A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold 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. She arrived bundled up against the 34-degree cold, puffing a cigarette, wearing head phones and avoiding comment as passing vehicles honked.

Satellite TV trucks were on hand to stream the event live near downtown Cleveland.

The sign read: “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

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



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