A Rockville Centre, N.Y., man was arraigned for allegedly disturbing the peace, in his case, laughing too loudly in his own home.
Schiavelli, regarded as disabled because of frequent seizures and neurological impairments, said his neighbor, Daniel O'Hanian, often taunts him due to his disability, and laughs off the derision.
"It's absurd. My client faces 30 days in jail for laughing," Andrew Campanelli, Schiavelli's attorney, said in court.
Schiavelli's next court date had not been set, the newspaper said.