Man carries out ‘creative sentence’ after cutting obscenities into high school lawn

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FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio — A man who mowed obscenities into a high school lawn back in June will  carry out his sentence today: mowing the same grass with a manual mower.

Cody T. Scott, 19, of Fairport Harbor, and a group of friends went to Fairport Harding High School, took a lawnmower and mowed obscenities into the school’s lawn in June.

“I apologize for ruining the yard,” said Cody Scott. “I should have never done it and it was just stupid of me. It was childish and now I have to face the consequences.

Scott faced up to 90 days in jail. But Judge Michael Cicconetti, known for his ‘creative sentencings,’ gave him the choice between serving 10 days in jail or mowing the practice lawn at the high school. Scott chose to mow the lawn.

“Judge Cicconetti always comes up with unique sentences and I feel hopefully these young people learn, gain a new respect for the law and not make the same mistakes again,” said Win Kallay who lives nearby.

Some of Cicconetti’s past sentencings include ordering a man found guilty of criminal mischief after vandalizing a local park to shovel manure at the Lake County Fair. 

As for Scott, he says he learned a life lesson about how his actions have consequences.

“I apologize to everybody for my, what happened and it will never happen again.”

Read more about the judge and his sentencing, here. 

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