Vienna visitors beware: Burping too loud could come at a price.
Vienna bartender Edin Mehic found that out when fined 70 euros ($77) after belching in the proximity of a policeman while enjoying the scene at the Prater fun park area.
Displayed on Mehic’s Facebook page, the ticket notes that Mehic violated “public decency with a loud belch next to a police officer.”
Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger on Monday confirmed that Mehic had been fined for the offending burp.
Though it was emitted earlier this month, the belch continues to resonate.
By Monday, 118 people said they will attend a flash mob posted on Facebook and planned for next Saturday near the scene of the crime. Another 298 were “interested” in the “Loud Belch Flashmob.”
Mehic plans to appeal.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
EEL RIVER says
WHO CARES. YOU ARE WASTING TIME AN MONEY OVER NOTHING. BUY SOME BAIT AN GO FISHING!
So I guess it’s okay if you belch NOT near a police officer?
What’s the big deal?…It’s not like he farted next to the police officer and, it stank.
Gary Whitson says
wonder what his fine would be if he farted?
This is just one more proof that law enforcement, worldwide, is losing it .
David Shelton says
This is funny and ridiculous, but it could get serious if a citizen can be arrested for burping near a policeman. Who the hell does this cop think he is? He should quit the force and go back to grammar school and start over, because he’s clearly a power tripping moron that is wasting the salary we pay him for doing such stupid things.
Fletcher Gardner jr says
Better to belch and bare the shame; than squelch the belch and bare the pain!