Man Farts on Cops

A West Virginia man who police said passed gas and fanned it toward a patrolman has been charged with battery on a police officer.

Jose A. Cruz, 34, of Clarksburg, 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.

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.  Now that story is a real gas!!!

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  1. suck it up… you got farted on. how can you blame him? especially if he was drunk. why is he being charged with battery on a police officer? HE GOT CROP DUSTED! so it smelled bad…. i guess some people have nothing better to complain about.

  2. Everythings battery on a police officer now-a-days,it’s okay if they beat a guy or rough up a woman during an arrest,but they have to cry over a fart,Damn!Be a flippin man about it.It was just a fart.God,why do they waste our tax dollars on stupid things like this??

  3. So in a round a bout way …he just seasoned the meat…pork..that is and they want to charge him with that? I would’ve done something alot more offensive than a fart if I’m getting charged with something!!!!

  4. Um… you got a source for that? Because contrary to popular belief, you can, in fact, make this stuff up.

  5. HAHAHA! The cops like “Sir have you been drinking tonight?” and the guys like ” HUH!?” and then he farts and hes like “OHH RICKY SMELL THAT ONE!” and then he starts laughing and is like ” Hey buddy smell this one!” and then he waves his hand in the direction of the cop hahahaha

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