Student who carved 'FU' into a high school lawn receives unusual punishment

'It might take you a while': Creative judge punishes student, 19, who mowed 'F U' into a high school football field by making him re-cut the grass with a push lawn mower

  • Cody Scott, 19, had been charged with criminal mischief misdemeanors after mowing 'F U" into a school football team's lawn with a group of his friends
  • As punishment Judge Michael Cicconetti gave Scott  the option of ten days in jail or to mow the team's practice field manually with an 'old fashioned lawn mower'
  • Judge Cicconetti - who is known for his unusual sentences- previously made a man shovel animal waste from farm stalls for knocking over portable toilets

By By Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:00 EDT, 18 September 2018 | Updated: 17:18 EDT, 18 September 2018

A student from Ohio got a rather unusual punishment for mowing obscenities into a high school's lawn.

Cody Scott, 19, and his friends cut 'F U' into the field with a lawn mower at Fairport Harding High School in June.

Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti, 67, - known for his unusual punishments- handed down another creative sentence to the man this morning.

Cicconetti gave Scott the choice to spend ten days in jail or mow the high school football team's practice field with a push lawn mower.

He had been charged with trespassing and criminal mischief misdemeanors.

Judge Michael Cicconetti (left) gave Cody Scott (left) a sentence involving mowing a school practice team's lawn as punishment for mowing obscenities into it with his friends
Judge Michael Cicconetti (left) gave Cody Scott (left) a sentence involving mowing a school practice team's lawn as punishment for mowing obscenities into it with his friends
Judge Michael Cicconetti (left) gave Cody Scott (left) a sentence involving mowing a school practice team's lawn as punishment for mowing obscenities into it with his friends
Judge Michael Cicconetti (left) gave Cody Scott (left) a sentence involving mowing a school practice team's lawn as punishment for mowing obscenities into it with his friends

Judge Michael Cicconetti (left) gave Cody Scott (left) a sentence involving mowing a school practice team's lawn as punishment for mowing obscenities into it with his friends 

The lawnmower (pictured) used by Cody Scott was shown to the judge into the courtroom
The lawnmower (pictured) used by Cody Scott was shown to the judge into the courtroom

The lawnmower (pictured) used by Cody Scott was shown to the judge into the courtroom

Scott chose to avoid jail time, but he has to use an old-fashion push mower instead of a luxury riding mower to manually cut the field. 

'It might take you a little while to do it,' Judge Cicconetti declared as the lawn mower was brought into the courtroom.

Scott is expected to fulfill his punishment Wednesday morning.

Prior to his sentencing, he said: 'I was being childish, and I should've never done it'. 

Fairport Harbor police said that he was the one of the co-defendants who showed remorse for the crime and asked to make it right.   

'Why in the world did you do that?' Cicconetti asked Scott on September 18 in Painesville Municipal Court. 

Judge Michael Cicconetti (pictured) is known for handing down quirky sentences to perps 
Judge Michael Cicconetti (pictured) is known for handing down quirky sentences to perps 

Judge Michael Cicconetti (pictured) is known for handing down quirky sentences to perps 

Judge Cicconetti told Scott (pictured) he must stay away from the school property 
Judge Cicconetti told Scott (pictured) he must stay away from the school property 

Judge Cicconetti told Scott (pictured) he must stay away from the school property 

Scott is also not permitted to enter high school property (other than to mow the field). 

He must also  stay away from his co-defendants, maintain employment and continue working toward getting his high school diploma.

Scott will be on probation for six months.

'The only reason I'm doing this, Cody, is because you're showing some remorse and respect,' Cicconetti said. 'Otherwise you'd be doing ten days in jail for sure.'

Other unusual sentences from Judge Cicconetti include making a man shovel animal waste from farm stalls for knocking over portable toilets.

  

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