A man who was wanted on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance attempted to elude police, hiding from officers who were patrolling the area. While his hiding spot was initially effective, the man accidentally gave himself away when he passed gas loud enough that nearby law enforcement officers were able to hear it.
The incident took place in Liberty, Missouri, according to a report by The Kansas City Star. Officers were searching for a man with a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, but the man was actively trying to avoid being caught.
As law enforcement officers scoured the area, the man hid. However, he managed to give his position away.
The man farted loud enough to catch the attention of nearby law enforcement officers. The officers headed toward the area where they sound came from to find the man.
The suspect was soon taken into custody.
Various law enforcement agencies poked fun at the situation.
“If you’ve got a felony warrant for your arrest, the cops are looking for you and you pass gas so loud it gives up your hiding spot, you’re definitely having a (poop emoji) day,” wrote the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in a social media post.
One Facebook user commented, writing: “You can’t leave us hanging on this one. We’ve got to know more.”
The Sheriff’s Department replied, “The person was arrested over the weekend on a Clay County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.”
“We’ve gotta give props to Liberty PD for using their senses to sniff him out!” the department added.
The city of Liberty, Missouri, also chimed in, replying to the sheriff’s department post.
“Thanks to @SheriffClayCo for airing out a wanted person’s dirty laundry and fanning the flames,” wrote the city. “The Liberty Police Department was surprised to see this incident slip out, which stinks for the arrestee. Fortunately, no one was injured during his arrest #nervousbelly #nocomment.”
The identity of the gassy suspect has not been released by law enforcement agencies.