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Man's Flatulence Lands Him in Court

He allegedly deliberately farted at an officer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2019 3:58 PM CDT
Police say Stuart Cook's flatulence was the real-deal.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Well, he got his answer. The Scotsman reports a 28-year-old was earlier this month sentenced to 75 hours of unpaid work after farting three times in the presence of police and asking, "How do you like that?" The incident began in the wake of a car crash in Aberdeen. Police responding to the scene found Stuart Cook speaking to another driver. Officers say they smelled pot on Cook; a search of his person and car turned up a small quantity of cannabis.

He reportedly yelled at officers as he was handcuffed and taken to Kittybrewster police station, where his situation didn't improve: He was instructed to bend over as part of a strip search, and the court heard Cook intentionally farted three times in the direction of the officer, asking, "How do you like that?" His lawyer said he felt the officers' treatment of him was an overreaction. (This man sued for seven figures over his boss' farts.)

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