Man regrets telling RI neighbor with cancer to die

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Posted: Aug 04, 2011 11:26 AM
Man regrets telling RI neighbor with cancer to die

A Rhode Island man who put a sign on his garage urging a neighbor with cancer to die says he regrets it but wanted to make the man angry after the two quarreled over shrubs.

The sign read, "Glad you have canser so die stupid."

WPRO reports ( http://bit.ly/pOoDv4) that Edward Jimmis calls the sign a "stupid thing to do." His Cranston neighbor Bob Gold is in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Jimmis says he and Gold stopped talking after fighting over Gold's shrubs. Jimmis says Gold would taunt him. He says he put the sign up after Gold stuck his tongue out at Jimmis one day.

Gold called police, but they say Jimmis wasn't breaking any law. Neighbors have called for Jimmis to leave the neighborhood. He says he won't.