Farting mistaken for domestic violence

Gastrointestinal expulsions bad enough to warrant police intervention

WRITTEN BY: Nathan Oelker
It was nearly as big as this natural gas display in 1889.
Image Source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine, Frank Leslie, Wikimedia Commons
It was nearly as big as this natural gas display in 1889.

Is he giving away free gas? Ha, ha, ha…

Farting by a man in Clawson, Mich. Lead to a suspected incident of domestic violence when neighbors responded to a woman’s hair-raising screams by calling the police…

Turns out however, that she was only inhaling her boyfriend’s vapors.
“One of the neighbors heard somebody yelling—a female yelling…she was possibly being hit—yelling, ‘Stop! No!’” said Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson to CBS Detroit.

The caller also told dispatchers that she heard a loud noise occur between the woman’s shouts, possibly indicating more danger.

Then the cops came knocking, and the unharmed (physically) woman answered the door. She admitted she’d been shouting, but said it was because “her boyfriend had continued to pass gas, and she was yelling at him to stop,” Anderson added.

While that ended without actual incident, a little flatulent cheekiness (ha, ha, ha) can precede real violence. For example, in May a Florida man laid nasal waste to his girlfriend’s face during an argument—the woman allegedly stabbed him in his face.

And in December, a woman in South Carolina allegedly sprayed Lysol in her husband’s eyes after his flatulating was “bad enough to cause her to almost puke,” according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Looks like there was more than one thing smoking, ha, ha, ha…

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