Let it go, say Swedish fart case cops

2016-03-31 20:48
The Swedish bomb squad investigating a complaint. (Frida Winter, TT News Agency  AFP)

The Swedish bomb squad investigating a complaint. (Frida Winter, TT News Agency AFP)

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Stockholm - A Swedish woman filed a police complaint after a rejected and vindictive suitor broke wind as he stormed out of her apartment, but police found no proof of intent - not a whiff - and dismissed the case.

The woman, a resident of the Laholm municipality in southern Sweden, told the online edition of daily Hallandsposten on Thursday that the man had been invited into her home for coitus.

Once inside she had a change of heart and turned him down. But before leaving, the disgruntled man left her with a malodorous memento.

"It smelled awful," she wrote in her police complaint, asking for a harassment charge to be pressed against the man, which would carry a fine or prison sentence of up to one year.

Swedish police decided however to drop the case.

"It's impossible to prove that he wanted to pass particularly smelly wind on purpose," said a spokesperson for the local police, Kenneth Persson.

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