Law & Odor: Florida Woman Attacks Farting Husband

Farting in bed and gassing out your partner is not funny, but what sort of punishment is fitting for such a stinky offense?

Well, Dawn Meikle, a 55-year-old woman in Port St. Lucie, Florida, was arrested earlier this month for domestic battery after allegedly attacking her husband for farting in bed.

The passing of gas began at 3:20 a.m. on Dec. 11. According to the husband, Donald, Meikle began elbowing him after he let one rip. When he ignored her pleas to hold the farts, “Dawn began kicking him and eventually kicked him out of their bed,” according to an affidavit.

The husband waited a few moments before getting back into bed again. When he did, the farting began again.

Meikle attacked her husband again, and this time he tried to restrain her “for his own safety”. He received scratches on his chest during the brawl.

After the scuffle, Dawn Meikle told police she ran to the bathroom to call 911. She also discharged a canister of pepper spray in the bedroom, according to the Miami Herald.

Meikle was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and taken to the St. Lucie County jail.

She was later released.