LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Judge Michael Cicconetti of the Painesville Municipal Court system is known for handing out unusual punishments.
The sound of a shovel hitting the concrete floor of the horse barn at the Lake County Fairgrounds signaled the beginning of a three-day sentence handed to Bayley Toth for vandalizing property at a Painesville park, and tipping over a porta potty.
In court last week Ciccinetti told Toth "You're gonna go with the horses, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and after the fair you can shovel up their crap after the 4H leaves the pens."
Toth's punishment had been piling up all weekend as the Lake County Fair wound down, what's left behind is no fun to clean up. It's called mucking a stall, so muck he did. Toth will be at it seven hours a day for three days, avoiding three days in jail.
Probation Officer Jamie Crook was there as the sentence began and believes it serves a purpose: "Making him think twice about these consequences. This is the first time he's been involved with the justice system, so we're trying our best to reach him now."