A man in Austria has been fined for burping too loudly in the park

Tuesday 23 February 2016 12:00

Burping too loud in Vienna could come at a price.

Bartender Edin Mehic found that out when he was fined €70 (£55) after belching in the proximity of a policeman while enjoying the scene at the Prater fun park area.

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Displayed on Mehic's Facebook page, the ticket notes that he "violated public decency".

Mehic explained that just after finishing a kebab "with too many onions":

I felt a hand on my shoulder.

I initially thought he was with Greenpeace... because maybe I had ejected too much CO2.

The Associated Press reports that over 100 people have now said they will attend a “loud belch” flash mob "near the scene of the crime" next weekend.

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