The culprit was fined $560 after he "rose slightly from the park bench, looked at the officers, and let go a massive intestinal wind."
A man in Austria was slapped with a fine for breaking wind around a bunch of cops.
The culprit has to pay $560 or can face five days in jail for "violating public decency or for an unduly disturbing noise," according to Newsweek. He also "violated public decency by loudly blowing a bowel in front of police officers."
The Vienna Police took to Twitter to explain, "Of course no one is reported for accidentally 'letting one go,'" but the offender had behaved "provocatively and uncooperatively" towards the officers before the offensive incident.
"He rose slightly from the park bench, looked at the officers, and let go a massive intestinal wind apparently with full intent in the immediate vicinity of the officers," the department continued, per the outlet.
"And our colleagues don’t like to be farted at so much."
The incident took place on June 5 and authorities said the man can appeal the fine, as another tweet read, "As with any administrative announcement, appeals can be lodged and legal remedies can be brought."
In 2019, a man in Scotland was ordered to perform 75 hours of community service after repeatedly passing gas while officers performed a body cavity search.