Swedish prisoner warned over 'fart attacks'
Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 24 Mar 2010, 14:37
Published: 24 Mar 2010 14:37 GMT+01:00
The gas-prone inmate is reported to have resorted to passing wind on repeated occasions in what staff began to realize was a series of concerted attacks, according to Anders Eriksson at the Kirseberg prison in Malmö.
"I have worked within the prisons and probation service since 1986 and I have never experienced a situation where behaviour of this sort has led to punishment," Eriksson said to the newspaper.
The apparent clandestine motive for the man's ill-scented and noisome habit came to light a couple of weeks ago when he was playing cards with fellow inmates.
"I had an upset stomach while I was playing cards but did not want to fart there. So I went over to the guards instead," the 21-year-old convict said.
The young man was called in for questioning and despite his riposte that the farts were all noise and no fragrance, he has been served with a warning against his future flatulent conduct.