Source - A UK man has been charged with assault after allegedly farting in an Uber and attacking the driver for protesting, Bristol Live reported.
“He behaved in an unattractive manner that night,” defense lawyer Anthony Bignall told the Bristol Crown Court about his client’s behavior.
The odiferous incident reportedly occurred last year when Kingswood’s James Mallett, 35, let it rip in the back of the ride while on the way to a local nightclub with three other people.
Prosecutor James Scutt said Bonchev told Mallett “to leave the vehicle,” whereupon the flatulent fare offered to fight the driver and struck him in the head. Bonchev reportedly responded in defense by punching the Mallett in the face, knocking him to the ground.
At that point, a young lady who was with Mallett reportedly persuaded him to leave. Police encountered the unruly passenger a little while later sporting a “cut on his bottom lip,” according to Scutt, who added that he was “plainly intoxicated.”
I know you're not supposed to sympathize with the assailant in these situations, but I do. Poor James had a couple of cocktails in him, tried to squeak one out, and things went left. It happens. Things escalated and violence occurred. I don't condone it, but I understand it. Any time a fart is disrespectful it almost always comes to blows. I mean think about how mad you'd be if someone farted in your car and didn't immediately crack the window to vacuum it out? You'd be furious. Farts are only funny when they don't smell.
Take this guy for example...
Hilarious. He even wore a mask so he didn't have to smell it.
I'm not sure what the punishment will be for James Mallet but I hope he thinks twice before letting it rip from here on out. No one deserves to be disrespected like that.