Update (March 6, 6:36 p.m.)
The Rockville Centre Police Department has issued the following statement regarding why the summonses were issued:
"The summonses were issued after the Rockville Centre Police received multiple complaints and issued several warnings about an ongoing pattern of disturbing the peace. On two occasions, police actually observed this individual creating a disturbance directed at neighbors and in violation of local law. The matter is currently before a Village Judge and would inappropriate to comment further on the evidence."
A Rockville Centre man was issued two summonses back in February for laughing too loud in his own home, according to multiple reports.
The New York Post has reported that 42-year-old Robert Schiavelli was given two tickets for "disturbing the peace" at 6 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 13 after a neighbor complained to police about his loud laughing.
Schiavelli has frequent seizures and suffers from neurological impairments, the Post reported.
Schiavelli was chortling because he says his neighbor often taunts him due to his disability — and his best defense is to laugh him off.
Schiavelli is in court fighting the summonses, which carry a $500 fine or 30 days in jail.
According to the Post, the summonses are the result of a "years-long feud" between Schiavelli and a neighbor who allegedly taunts Schiavelli because of his disability.
"What else are you supposed to do when someone calls you a retard?" Schiavelli told the Post in reference to why he laughs.