Man whose flatulence ended police interview pleads guilty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A man whose excessive flatulence forced a police
detective to cut shot an interrogation has pleaded guilty to federal gun and
drug charges.

The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. entered the plea
Monday. The charges stem from a police traffic stop in September in Kansas City,
Missouri, in which officers found a backpack with drugs and guns. Sykes was a
passenger in the vehicle.

A detective reported that when asked for his address, Sykes “leaned to one
side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering.” Court documents
say Sykes “continued to be flatulent” and the detective was forced to quickly
end the interview.

Sykes will be sentenced at later date, after a pre-sentence report is

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