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Old June 6, 2001, 06:47 PM   #1
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http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/nm/20...wind_dc_1.html

Wednesday June 6 11:16 AM ET

Police Seek Unapologetic Flatulent Officer
LONDON (Reuters) - British police sought a flatulent officer Wednesday after a family complained that a policeman broke wind in their London home during a drug raid and failed to apologize.

A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed that the Department of Professional Standards was investigating a charge that an officer broke wind in the complainants' hallway but did not apologize to the homeowners.

``We can confirm that the department is investigating an incivility charge during the search of a home under the Misuse of Drugs act,'' the police spokesman told Reuters.

The Daily Mail newspaper Wednesday printed a letter from Scotland Yard to the officers involved in the drugs raid informing them of the complaint.

``An allegation has been received from a person in the house that one of the male officers broke wind and did not apologize to the family for his action...the complainant felt it was rude and unprofessional,'' the letter stated.

Police did not confirm what discipline the officer might receive if found guilty of breaking wind.
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Old June 6, 2001, 08:03 PM   #2
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Grandad always blamed that sort of thing on barking spiders, hoptoads or the cattywhompus.

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Old June 6, 2001, 08:42 PM   #3
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Police did not confirm what discipline the officer might receive if found guilty of breaking wind.
A cork comes to mind...
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Old June 6, 2001, 09:38 PM   #4
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Farts happen. Get over it. Glad I'm not a taxpayer in the UK. Somebody oughta take the cluebat to the dweeb that even dignifies this kind of silliness with any sort of response. Focus on the perps, or are they really so silly to think the raid will be tossed cause some one farted. These are not the same people that built an empire!?!?!? Mercy.
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Old June 6, 2001, 09:40 PM   #5
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If they want to cover it up, they should just blame it on the drug sniffing dog.....
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Old June 6, 2001, 10:19 PM   #6
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Yep, pop always said there "must be a frog in here".

That smiley is cracking me up, esp. with the little eye twitch. Funny story. Hey, I for one have to say that if a storm trooper in the war on drugs is in my house, the least he can do is apologize if he's "aromatically challenged".
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Old June 7, 2001, 01:19 AM   #7
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Let's send that officer some boracho beans and Texas Chili
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Old June 7, 2001, 03:04 AM   #8
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Have they completely lost their minds in the UK?
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Old June 7, 2001, 04:27 AM   #9
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Old June 7, 2001, 08:58 AM   #10
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Barking Tree Frogs or a squeeky chair
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Old June 8, 2001, 05:52 AM   #11
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ROTFL!


Sound like your grandpa and mine must have know each other! Those were the same explanations I heard growing up! Especially `Barking Spiders'. {GRIN!}


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Old June 8, 2001, 06:14 AM   #12
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...wonder if he hiked his leg?
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Old June 8, 2001, 09:19 AM   #13
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I think that the Brits have become much too interbred.
They ought to stop marrying their sisters, and cousins.

Yes they have lost all their marbles.
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Old June 8, 2001, 11:35 AM   #14
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If missle defense is passed, the U.S. should specifically exclude the Brits.
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