Thursday 17 October 2019

German police tried to fine a man €900 for farting at them (twice)

The men were arrested in the cities of Dusseldorf and Giessen
The men were arrested in the cities of Dusseldorf and Giessen
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A German man found himself faced with a fine and court appearance after he farted at police, not once but twice.

In February last year officers from Berlin's Police Unit 32 requested documents from a group of people, including the man.

When they asked for his ID in the city's Rigaer Strasse he reportedly farted.

It's unclear whether he simply let one slip or made a big production out of aiming it in their direction, but either way the officers were unimpressed.

A year later the defendant received a fine of €900 for his 'crime', reports City Lab.

He refused to pay and ended up in court but the case, which took up 17 official working hours, was dismissed by the judge within ten minutes.

Local media have dubbed it 'The Crazy Toot Trial' and this week a politician raised the issue of the wasted police hours at Berlin's Senate and demanded an inquiry.

We're pretty sure the gardai have to deal with their fair share of abuse, but we're not sure they've had to defend themselves against other people's flatulance.

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