MALMO, Sweden, March 25 (UPI) -- The warden of a Swedish jail said a prisoner received an official warning for voicing his discontent toward his situation via flatulence.
Anders Eriksson, warden of the Kirseberg prison in Malmo, said guards filed numerous complaints against the 21-year-old prisoner, who was not named, alleging "a series of concerted attacks" in the form of the prisoner's constant wind-breaking, Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
"I have worked within the prisons and probation service since 1986 and I have never experienced a situation where behavior of this sort has led to punishment," Eriksson said in an interview with Sweden's Metro newspaper.
Prison authorities said the prisoner revealed the motive for his flatulence.
"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," he was quoted as saying.
The prisoner was issued an official warning and could face punishment for any future attacks of intentional flatulence, Eriksson said.
reminds me of the time I thought it was safe to let one out at work. It was perhaps the smallest blast of air I've ever let out yet it literally caused a scene.
As my coworkers and passer-byers became enveloped in the cloud there was genuine concern that something may be wrong with the venthilation in the building (I sh-t you not). It hung in the air for a good 7 minutes and the looks of disgust we're priceless. Luckily for me it was such a ranid stench that no one thought it actually came out a human being. People were staring at the vents in the ceiling and describing it to each other as a "dead turkey" smell. It's never been so hard to keep a straigh face in my entire life... To be safe I felt I had to join in with everyone and started wondering aloud what in the hell that disgusting smell was.