Law enforcement officers in Missouri managed to capture a man wanted for possession of a controlled substance after he gave away his position in an unorthodox way.

Clay County, Missouri Sheriff Facebook

Fart Leads Police To Suspect's Hiding Spot

July 11, 2019 - 10:17 am
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LIBERTY, Mo. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Advice - don't fart loudly when you are trying to hide from the cops!

Law enforcement officers in Missouri were able to catch a man wanted for possession of a controlled substance after he gave away his hiding spot in an unorthodox way - farting, loudly...or at least loud enough for officers to find the suspect.

"If you’ve got a felony warrant for your arrest, the cops are looking for you and you pass gas so loud it gives up your hiding spot, you’re definitely having a [poop emoji> day. #ItHappened," the Clay County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post.

A local TV station, KMBC 9, requested more information through Facebook and the sheriff's office responded, "the person was arrested over the weekend on a Clay County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. We’ve gotta give props to Liberty (Missouri) PD for using their senses to sniff him out!" 

And the jokes did not stop there...

"Thanks to @SheriffClayCo for airing out a wanted person's dirty laundry and fanning the flames. The Liberty Police Department was surprised to see this incident slip out, which stinks for the arrestee. Fortunately, no one was injured during his arrest #nervousbelly #nocomment" the city of Liberty wrote on Twitter.

Officials have not released the name of the suspect or provided more information about the case.