No crime to fart against faceThursday, February 15, 2007 at 18:59 | Posted in crime, Finland, Legal | 1 Comment
According to Helsingin Sanomat farting against somebody’s face is not a prosecutable crime in Finland. A public prosecutor decided not to press charges against a confirmation class summer camp senior who woke up a late sleeping camper by letting down his pants and farting against the camper’s face.
The camper’s parents filed a criminal complaint for sexual assault. The investigating officers passed the matter to prosecutor under suspicion of libel or insult. The suspect said he had no intention to insult the camper. He described his action as a rude joke.
According to the prosecutor, the fart is not to be considered as an insult because it did not happen in public. The camper was not offended in public and considered the deed as a joke, according to the prosecutor.