Fart-plagued felon cops plea to federal weapon charge

A Missouri man whose flatulence was so bad it halted his interview with a Kansas City detective last year has accepted a plea deal.

Sean A. Sykes Jr., 25, on Monday entered a guilty plea to a drug possession charge and a charge of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, The Kansas City Star reported. However, it is not Sykes’ greatest claim to fame in the local news. Last year, he made headlines by ripping a series of farts during a police interrogation so severe that they delayed the proceedings for a time.

When a detective asked the felon — who at a traffic stop was found with drugs and a .38-caliber revolver that had been reported stolen — for his address, the case notes state: “Mr. Sykes leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering with the address.”

The detective went on to note that, “Mr. Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview.”

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City has been extremely busy this month when it comes to prosecuting gun crimes. Besides an indictment on an area fire captain who allegedly sold dozens of cheap .380s to known felons, in the past two weeks at least five men in addition to Sykes have either pleaded guilty to or have been sentenced to serious time on weapons charges including one who stole nine guns from a local pawn shop in 2016.

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