Man charged with battery for passing gas!

United States
September 25, 2008 1:29pm CST
Did you hear about this? A man was stopped for what appeared to be drunk driving. The police officer cuffed the guy & took him to the station for a breathalyzer test. As the man sat down, he lifted up & passed gas loudly, waving it toward the officer! He is now being charged with battery. I have the utmost respect for police officers but this is ridiculous. Passing gas is considered battery? What next, burping in an officer's face is assault? It's downright rude but I think this is going too far. What do you think? Am I being too easy on this fellow? Certainly throw him in the slammer for driving while inebriated but passing gas is a natural body function! Perhaps send him to Ms. Manners.
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
26 Sep 08
LOL all I can say is that must have been some fart. I would be PROUD to claim a fart that got me charged with a crime. LOL I would have NO problem pleading guilty. Not to mention the book I could write about it later on it life LOL
• United States
26 Sep 08
That would be something to brag about, wouldn't it?
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I have heard that things like spitting are considered "assault by bodily fluid" but I hadn't heard of "battery by gas"! If that is the case, I know quite a few people who need to be charged - I wonder if there are various degrees depending on how much it stinks!
• United States
26 Sep 08
First degree battery for passing gas must smell pretty darn bad! I know my husband would be in jail constantly.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
25 Sep 08
That is quite funny, extreme punishment though. Sounds like something that would more fall under assault than battery LOL If that charge sticks I bet a lot of women would love to charge their husbands with that.
• United States
26 Sep 08
Oh, yeah, my husband would be charged big time!
• United States
25 Sep 08
LOL. That is funny. I don't think he should have been charged for doing what everyone does naturally. It was rude to fan it in the officers face but what harm did it do. A few moments of unpleasant smelling is not worth a battery charge. Ridiculous.
• United States
26 Sep 08
No wonder our country is in such a mess - it is crazy to charge someone with this. A few moments of unpleasant smelling - that's funny!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Well I don't think it was nice of him to wave it towards the officer but I think the officer may have charged him with such because he was offended. If I were the officer I Would be happy for getting the guy out of the car while drunk and let him spend the night in jail, instead of charging him with something that was just a bad judgement on the part of the inebriated man. The fact that he was inebriated, I'm sure that not everyone would do something like that, and he may very well be a man that would think better had he not been inebriated.
• United States
25 Sep 08
after reading this discussion i could do nothung but laugh, but yeah that isn't right for him to be charged for passing gas. obviously he was drunk and like you said send him right on over to ms. manners.
• United States
26 Sep 08
This was a funny story. Maybe he should be required to attend a class on good manners as his punishment.