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man in Austria has been fined for very unusual act. His "crime" was "farting loudly in front of police officers". unnamed man was sitting on bench in Austria's capital Vienna. Vienna Police Department tweeted earlier this week about man's actions. It described what happened after police officers approached man. It wrote: "He rose slightly from park bench, looked at the officers, and apparently intentionally released massive fart in the immediate vicinity of officers." The police immediately gave man a fine. The offence was for "violating public decency by loudly blowing bowel in front of police officers". It was also for making, " unduly disturbing noise".

The fine issued to man is for 500 euro – about $560. If man does not pay the fine within five days, he could go to prison for five days. The Austrian police have defended their actions and say the officers were right to issue fine. spokesperson said man had been doing other annoying things before he farted. The police officers who issued fine said the man was misbehaving. They said that he had been behaving in way that would upset other people. The spokesperson said man only had one thing on his mind when he stood up in front of police officers, and that was to fart at them. officers said he, "let go a massive intestinal wind apparently with full intent".

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