Charged with Battery for Farting

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  • sammielee24

    Man charged with battery for farting near cop

    Police say suspect passed 'very odorous' gas during breathalyzer test

    updated 7:05 p.m. PT, Wed., Sept. 24, 2008

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man has been charged with battery on a police officer for allegedly passing gas and fanning it toward a patrolman.

    Jose A. Cruz, 34, of Clarksburg, W. Va., was pulled over early Tuesday for driving without headlights, police said. According to the criminal complaint, Cruz smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and failed three field sobriety tests before he was handcuffed and taken to a police station for a breathalyzer test.

    As Patrolman T.E. Parsons prepared the machine, Cruz scooted his chair toward Parsons, lifted his leg and "passed gas loudly," the complaint said.

    Cruz, according to complaint, then fanned the gas toward the officer.

    "The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons," the complaint alleged.

    He was also charged with driving under the influence, driving without headlights and two counts of obstruction.

    'I couldn't hold it no more'Cruz acknowledged passing gas, but said he didn't move his chair toward the officer nor aim gas at the patrolman. He said he had an upset stomach at the time, but police denied his request to go to the bathroom when he first arrived at the station.

    "I couldn't hold it no more," he said.

    He also denied being drunk and uncooperative as the police complaint alleged. He added he was upset at being prepared for a breathalyzer test while having an asthma attack. The police statement said he later resisted being secured for a trip to a hospital that he requested for asthma treatment.

    Cruz said the officers thought the gas incident was funny when it happened and laughed about it with him.

    "This is ridiculous," he said. "I could be facing time."

  • minimus

    The cops were just being old farts. He was just trying to get a leg up over them. That's all. It all stinks.

  • snowbird

    The cop should have gassed him back!


  • John Doe
    John Doe

    That sounds like an episode of Reno 911.

  • Satanus

    Some cops are pussies.


  • Tired of the Hypocrisy
    Tired of the Hypocrisy

    Man, I guess I would get the GAS CHAMBER for all my offenses in that department.


    I know some German:

    • Constipated = Fahrfrommpoopen
    • Bra = Stopzendemfrohmfloppen
  • Octarine Prince
    Octarine Prince

    I am betting dollars against doughnuts the prosecutor is a Republican.

  • chickpea

    i have a 17 YO son who has raised farting to an art form....
    i had best warn him of the implications of "lettin' 'er rip"
    if in the company of LE

  • DanTheMan
  • lisavegas420
    A man has been charged with battery on a police officer for allegedly passing gas and fanning it toward a patrolman.

    Fanning it...he fanned it? That's just gross.

    Not a chargeable offense..but gross.

    I don't know why I laughed.


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