A man in Vienna has been fined nearly £500 for farting provocatively in front of police officers.
British tabloid news website, Metro.co.uk reported that Austrian police were forced to defend the penalty after the Österreich newspaper revealed the man had been punished for ‘offending public decency’ on June 5.
Officers argued that the offender was uncooperative and behaving provocatively with officers leading up to the incident.
The police stated in a tweet that the man had been sitting on a park bench before getting up, looking at them and letting go a ‘massive intestinal wind apparently with full intent’.
‘Of course no one is reported for accidentally letting one go,’ they added.
The police did not reveal whether the fluctulence was smelly or not. However, by law the man can appeal the £500 fine.
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Editor’s Note: Article written with extra materials from Metro.co.uk