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Man gets $75 fine for burping in police officer’s face after eating onion

By Mason White 3:44 AM February 24, 2016
Edin Mehic 

By: Wayne Morin
A police officer in Austria, who didn’t like the smell of a burp, decided to slap a fine on the man who belched in his face.

27-year-old Edin Mehic of Vienna, blamed the incident of burping on eating too much kebab and onions while spending his day in the Prater Park.

Moments after the burp, the police officer notified him that he violated public decency.

Mehic had a long talk with the officer about why he was not going after real criminals who were consuming and selling illegal drugs nearby.

However, the officer did not relent and gave him a fine of 70 euros ($77).

Mehic published a photograph of the fine on his Facebook page, which states that he violated public decency with a loud belch next to a police officer.

Mehic plans to fight the fine in court.

Since going public with his story, 118 people have vowed to attend a flash mob featuring loud belching on Saturday, at the crime scene.