A man from Vienna, Austria was fined 100 euros or almost P6,000 after farting in front of police officers.
The man was sitting on a park bench with his friends when the police approached him for a routine identity check.
In the middle of the routine identity check, the man allegedly stood up, looked at the police, and exploded with a loud gasp.
As a result, he was charged with public indecency and “proactively” farting.
As per the report of India Today, the man questioned this in court and insisted that his flatulence was a freedom of expression and a biological process.
Due to the man’s financial condition and the fact that he does not have a criminal record, instead of being fined 500 euros or P29,000, it was reduced to 100 euros or almost P6,000.
The court said that despite accepting flatulence as a “form of communication“, the air is still a “form of expression” that transcends the boundaries of morality.
According to nhsinform.scot, “flatulence is passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage. It’s more commonly known as “passing wind”, or “farting”.
“Flatulence is a normal biological process and is something everyone experiences regularly. Some people pass wind only a few times a day, others a lot more, but the average is said to be about 5 to 15 times a day,” it added.
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