Suspect Gives Up Hiding Spot With Ill-Timed Outburst

Missouri cops catch a lucky break thanks to a loud fart
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2019 8:37 AM CDT
He Tried to Hide From the Cops. Then He Farted
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A suspect in Missouri wanted for possession of a controlled substance is likely regretting recent food choices after loud farting revealed his or her hiding spot near Liberty, Fox News reports. "If you've got a felony warrant for your arrest, the cops are looking for you and you pass gas so loud it gives up your hiding spot, you're definitely having a (poop emoji) day," the Clay County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook.

Further details on the case are sparse, but the fart jokes are aplenty. "We've gotta give props to Liberty PD for using their senses to sniff him out!" the sheriff's office commented on its own post, per KTVI. "Thanks to @SheriffClayCo for airing out a wanted person's dirty laundry and fanning the flames," reads the official Liberty Twitter feed. "The Liberty Police Department was surprised to see this incident slip out, which stinks for the arrestee." The city notes no one was hurt during the incident, either by the gas or the resulting arrest. (More weird crimes stories.)

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