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Public shaming for school bus-avoiding sidewalk driver

A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday.

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A woman walks by as Shena Hardin, left, holds up a sign to serve a highly public sentence Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Cleveland. Hardin was caught on camera 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.

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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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