Old 17th Jun 2020, 06:22
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ORAC
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Is this a wind-up? If he appeals, will we get a blow by blow account? Or will he put it all behind him?

Frankly, the decision to fine him stinks and leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ovocative-fart

Austrian police defend decision to fine man after 'provocative' fart

A man in Vienna has been fined €500 (£447) for breaking wind loudly in front of police in a move the Austrian capital’s police force was at pains to defend.

The Österreich newspaper reported that the penalty stemmed from an incident on 5 June and that the offender was fined for offending public decency.

City police wrote on Twitter that “of course no one is reported for accidentally letting one go”.

They added that the man had behaved provocatively and uncooperatively during an encounter with officers that preceded the incident. He got up from a park bench, looked at officers and “let go a massive intestinal wind apparently with full intent”, they said.

Police noted that the decision could be appealed against.
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