Woman's Loud Fart While In A Store Lands Her In Jail

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Woman's Loud Fart Almost Led To A Knife Fight

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Last time I checked, farting in public is embarrassing, but not illegal in any state.

Frankly, it can be hard to control when and where the urge hits you, so sometimes you may have to let one out during the most uncomfortable situations.

So when Shanetta Yvette Wilson, 37, let it rip in a Dollar General Store in Dania Beach, Florida, she knew she wasn't doing anything wrong, at least from a legal standpoint.

However, some of the customers who were around when she passed gas were not pleased, and one of them decided to confront her about it.

The Dollar General store in Dania Beach, Florida where the incident occurred. Google/Mirror

While in the checkout line, Wilson was told by a man named John Walker that her flatulence was too loud, but instead of apologizing, an argument broke out.  

According to Broward Sheriff's Office, Wilson became aggressive and proceeded to pull a small "lock back knife" from her purse. Walker told the officers that Wilson pulled her hand back like she was ready to attack, and then threatened to "gut him."

Walker was "in fear that he was going to be stabbed by the defendant," read the affidavit.

Police were called to the store, but Wilson wasn't arrested immediately. The deputies found her later that day in the vicinity and took her into custody.

Wilson has since been booked at the Paul Rein Detention Facility in Pompano Beach, located just north of Fort Lauderdale.

She's been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

Her bail is set at $2,500, but it's unclear if she has been able to pay it.

This is clearly a situation that could've been prevented had Wilson just offered up a simple apology, but it seems like her pride was hurt when she got called out, which triggered a violent reaction.

Have you ever confronted someone for farting in public?

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