Officials at a prison in Sweden have warned a prisoner to stop passing gas so often. Staff at the prison believe the constant flatulence is being used as a form of protest toward the system.
It could be the first of its kind, at least at the Kirseberg Prison in Malmo.
“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,” said Anders Ericksson, in an article in The Local.
The guards caught on to the wordless protest a few weeks ago, during a card game between inmates. Apparently the inmate felt the gas pressure building, and rather than offending the other inmates, he decided to relieve the pressure elsewhere – next to the guards.
“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,” the 21-year-old convict said.
This was not the first time he’d acted in such a manner, but guards are hoping it’s the last. The inmate was brought in for questioning, and was warned against any future similar behavior.