Courtroom erupts with laughter as defendant farts loudly while awaiting sentencingBy Mason White 11:31 AM December 23, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A thief who was awaiting sentencing, brought laughter to the courtroom by farting loudly.
31-year-old Aaron Scott Morris of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty to stealing food from a store.
He received a suspended sentence at the time, but Morris had broken the terms of his probation and was therefore brought before the court to be sentenced to jail.
While the judges had retired to the chambers before sentencing Morris to jail for shoplifting meat and coffee from a shop, he farted loudly and the quiet courtroom erupted with laughter.
The courtroom began to resemble a schoolyard as lawyers and other legal representatives laughed at the farting.
An apology from the defendant appeared to do little to stop the laughter, which stunned onlookers.
Order was restored once the judges returned to the courtroom. Morris was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison.