A man in the US who was sentenced by a judge to wear a sign reading 'I AM A BULLY' was greeted by a boisterous stream of honking car horns, jeers and insults.

Edmond Aviv, 62, clad in a hat and dark sunglasses, sat slumped in a green plastic chair holding the cardboard sign that is punishment for his treatment of a neighbour, whose husband suffers from dementia, and her seven children, several of whom have disabilities and use wheelchairs.

His sign reads: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”

Justly humiliated: Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign he made at a street corner in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Ohio. – Reuters