Wife Jailed for Battery in Florida Fart Fight

Her husband wouldn't stop passing gas in bed
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Dawn Meikle   (St. Lucie County Jail)

(Newser) – Farts are always funny until somebody gets hurt. The Smoking Gun reports a 55-year-old Florida woman was arrested for allegedly beating up her husband when he wouldn't stop passing gas in bed. Dawn Meikle's husband Donald broke the seal early Dec. 11 while they were both lying in bed, leading to her "elbowing him on his arm." When he ignored her pleas to keep his farts to himself, she allegedly started kicking him until she eventually booted him from the bed completely. According to TCPalm, the attack continued when Donald got back into bed and "fluttered" the sheets.

Police say Donald tried to stop Meikle from attacking him, earning him multiple 6-inch scratches on his chest, the Smoking Gun reports. During the scuffle, Meikle's lip got split open "somehow," though she told police, "He did not punch me," according to the New York Daily News. With the fart fight getting out of hand, Meikle retreated to the bathroom to call 911, discharging pepper spray into the air to keep Donald at bay, the Smoking Gun reports. Police arrested Meikle and booked her into county jail on misdemeanor battery charges. (A gassy drummer ended up costing a nightclub some money.)

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