Man to Wear Pup Costume for Shooting Dog
The Associated Press
Friday, December 15, 2006; 4:11 PM
PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- A man who shot his Great Dane in the head is allowed to reduce his sentence by dressing up as a dog. Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti, known for his creative sentences for low-level crimes, offered to cut Robert M. Clark's sentence Thursday to 10 days in jail if he wears a Safety Pup costume and visits the five elementary schools in Painesville, about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland.
The mascot educates children about issues ranging from traffic safety to drug abuse.