A man in Austria has been fined for "farting loudly in front of police officers". The man was sitting on a bench in Austria's capital Vienna. The police tweeted about the man's actions. They described what happened after police officers went to the man. They wrote: "He rose slightly from the park bench, looked at the officers, and apparently intentionally released a massive fart in the immediate [area] of the officers." The police gave the man a fine for "violating public decency by loudly blowing a bowel in front of police officers". The fine was also for making an upsetting noise.
The man got a fine of 500 euro – about $560. If he does not pay it within five days, he could go to prison. The police defended their actions. They said it was right to give the fine because the man was doing other annoying things before he farted. Police officers say he was misbehaving and behaving in a way that would upset other people. They said the man only had one thing on his mind when he stood up in front of police officers, and that was to fart at them. The officers said he, "let go a massive intestinal wind apparently with full intent".