Man In Court After Farting In Police Officer's Face And Saying: "How'd You Like That?"
The driver had been arrested for possessing cannabis and was detained at the scene of a car crash in Aberdeen and was taken to the police station.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that Stuart Cook, 28, broke wind as he was bent over, asking them: "How do you like that?"
Depute fiscal Alan Townsend told the court that police initially saw Cook stood next to the crash scene talking to the other driver.
The prosecutor said: "Officers approached him and smelled cannabis."
Cook then became irate and when he was arrested he began to shout at officers who found a small amount of cannabis when they searched his vehicle.
The court heard how he was screaming 'expletives' at officers as they were making their way to the station. He also 'puffed out his chest towards officers'.
When he arrived at the station, he was strip-searched and told to bend over. Depute fiscal Lucy Simpson said at an earlier hearing that he 'deliberately farted in the direction of the officer three times, stating, 'how do you like that?''
Cook, who is from Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, had previously pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
At the hearing, he pleaded guilty to behaving in a 'threatening or abusive manner' by shouting and screaming aggressively and also 'displaying aggressive body language'.
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He also pleaded guilty to making a lewd remark towards police, and for 'intentionally flatulating' in the direction of police.
His defence solicitor Laura Gracie said her client had been involved in a minor traffic accident.
She said: "He had been smoking a cannabis joint at the time and felt police overreacted in the way they dealt with him.
"He became increasingly upset with them and acted in the manner libelled."
Sheriff Ian Wallace has ordered Cook to carry out 75 hours of unpaid work.
He was given a caution for possessing cannabis but was only admonished for the drug possession charge.
Unbelievably, it's not the first time someone has been taken to court over a fart-related crime.
A court in Australia ruled in favour of a boss who lifted his buttocks and farted on an employee in a landmark employment case.
The judge said that farting on an employee does not necessarily constitute bullying, reported the Metro.
David Hingst brought the case against his former employer, Construction Engineering, to the Victoria Supreme Court saying that his boss used to break wind on him and in front of him.
He took the company to court in a £900,000 ($1.1m) trial and accused them of unfair dismissal and workplace bullying, but lost the case.
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