A man has been fined €500 (£447) for farting in front of police officers.
The man was told he had “violated public decency by loudly escaping an intestinal wind in front of police officers” by a criminal order in the Austrian capital of Vienna, local media reports.
The smelly incident took place on June 5 at 40 minutes past midnight, oe24 reports.
It is reported that the person involved in the incident posted a speeding ticket on Reddit, before police confirmed the incident to local media.
The criminal order reportedly describes a “loud gut wind” which violated “decency and noise”.
On Twitter, the local police force wrote that the man was “provocative and uncooperative throughout the previous official act.”
He then “rose slightly from the park bench, looked at the officers and apparently intentionally released a massive bowel wind in the immediate vicinity of the officers.”
The local police force stressed farting alone would not normally result in a fine.
The man will be able to appeal the fine.
Earlier this year the Mirror reported how a wedding planner was left “sponging down a sobbing, naked bride” after a last minute plan to fix some last-minute belly bloating went catastrophically wrong.
What should have been the happiest day of her life was completely ruined because she spent the day knocking back detox shakes, resulting in disaster when she “gambled on a fart and lost in a big way”.
She ended up ruining her £12,000 dress, but refused to let that get that stop her from having a first dance with her husband in front of their nearest and dearest.
And we reported how police officers said they ‘came up trumps’ after locating a man who gave away his hiding spot in a bush by breaking wind.
Nottingham Police attended an address in Brookside Walk in Harworth on Thursday in connection with a warrant.
Officers were led on a chase by a man into some woods, and while trying to locate the suspect in the dark, they heard what they believed to be the sound of someone breaking wind from a nearby bush.