Sentence wraps up for Ohio woman with 'idiot' sign

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Sentence wraps up for woman holding 'idiot' sign

Shena Hardin holds up a sign as part of court ordered punishment for driving on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus, Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) – A woman sentenced to stand at the curb with an embarrassing sign for driving on the sidewalk past a stopped school bus has served out the second half of her two-hour punishment.

The sentencing judge, unhappy that Shena Hardin was smoking and texting during Tuesday’s hour, had planned to personally supervise the defendant Wednesday.

But Judge Pinkey Carr sent word that she had changed her mind. Court spokesman Ed Ferenc says Carr gave no reason.

The judge had ordered Hardin to stand with a sign reading, “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

Hardin wore headphones and ignored passers-by Tuesday. The judge told WKYC-TV she felt Hardin wasn’t sufficiently holding up the sign and was “missing the point.”

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