Police ended this interview early because the suspect wouldn't stop farting
Yikes, imagine being arrested for something and then – guilty of your crime or not – being interrogated by police. It's got to be one of the most intimidating experiences someone can go through, where your answers, behaviours and facial expressions can all be read into and held against you.
What you say in there could get the things you've been charged for cleared up and excused, or maybe you'll end up sentenced to a few years – or a lifetime – in jail. It's a scary thought, and that's just what makes the situation so disconcerting.
And for one man, it seems the nerves were too much that he could control his body... or maybe he'd just had an unfortunate combination of beans, cabbage and brussels sprouts for lunch that day – he couldn't stop farting during his interrogation.
Sean Sykes Jr was taken in for questioning by police in Kansas in September, and it's reported that they were forced to stop the interview early because the suspect couldn't control his wind.
According to the Kansas City Star, Skyes "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart" when asked his address. Apparently, the farting just got too much to handle that the detectives had no choice but to stop the interview early on account of his uncontrollable wind.
Detectives wrote: "Mr Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview."
I imagine it just like Fartzenegger, a video made by some humble genius walking amongst us with who edited scenes of Arnold Swartzenegger so that it looks like he's releasing farts all the time. It's just too good; I implore you to watch it and take special note of the careful inclusion of the huge diversity of farts.
Details of the interview were released after Skyes was brought in for questioning two months ago. He was first apprehended in Kansas City for an interrogation over gun and drug charges. The 24-year-old was said to be in possession of a firearm, and police suspected him of intending to sell cocaine.
Skyes denied knowledge of the items, then assumedly began his farting fanfare until police had no choice to vacate the room. They decided to let Skyes off without charge due to the fact that he denied possession of the items.
So was it nerves? Or was it a clever way to remain silent during the interrogation? Or was this man just particularly flatulent? Who knows. But at least the Twitter jokes did not disappoint.
It turns out, however, that it might've just been an ingenious way to end a police interview early and prevent further interrogation. Since the interview, the man was pulled over by cops again. Kansas Police searched his car and this time found a backpack with drugs and two handguns inside. One of the guns was reported as stolen a few days earlier.
Skyes is now facing charges for possession of stolen firearms, as well as possession with intent to sell cocaine. He is currently being held in custody.
While it's not a happy ending for the man (nor a particularly good example to set) at least the bizarreness of it all caused a few laughs.