A man Austria has been fined a very unusual act. His "crime" was "farting loudly front of police officers". The unnamed man was sitting a bench in Austria's capital Vienna. The Vienna Police Department tweeted earlier this week the man's actions. It described what happened police officers approached the man. It wrote: "He rose slightly the park bench, looked at the officers, and apparently intentionally released a massive fart the immediate vicinity the officers." The police immediately gave the man a fine. The offence was for "violating public decency by loudly blowing a bowel front of police officers". It was also for making, "an unduly disturbing noise".
The fine issued to the man is 500 euro – about $560. If the man does not pay the fine five days, he could go to prison five days. The Austrian police have defended their actions and say the officers were right to issue the fine. A spokesperson said the man had been doing other annoying things he farted. The police officers who issued the fine said the man was misbehaving. They said that he had been behaving a way that would upset other people. The spokesperson said the man only had one thing his mind when he stood in front police officers, and that was to fart them. The officers said he, "let go a massive intestinal wind apparently full intent".