Skip to comments.Flatulence allegedly sparks jail fight
Posted on 12/27/2006 5:34:11 AM PST by pissant
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Brian Bruggeman caused a stink at the Lincoln County Jail earlier this month and will now have to answer for it in court. Another inmate, Jesse Dorris, alleges that Bruggeman's flatulence, passed in close proximity to Dorris, sparked a Dec. 14 fight between the two at the jail.
Now Bruggeman, 38, faces a Jan. 11 preliminary hearing on the state's complaint of assault by a confined person. It's a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Bruggeman is accused of injuring Dorris, his cellmate, when he pushed him into cell bars. Dorris, 26, was not charged.
The two began scuffling, County Attorney Jeff Meyer said Tuesday, because Dorris was fed up with Bruggeman's flatulence.
Jail fights are common, Meyer said, but the cause of this one was rather uncommon.
"It's usually about someone hogging the newspaper or someone not happy about what's on TV," he said.
Bruggeman, of Hershey, is serving a 90-day sentence for violating a protection order.
"He compounded his problems," Meyer said.
Dorris, of North Platte, is awaiting a January trial on a charge of aiding and abetting robbery.
Brad Dawson, Bruggeman's attorney, did not immediately return a phone message left at his office.
Sheriff Jerome Kramer said the incident was a result of overcrowding. The jail was built in 1933 and has a capacity of 23 inmates, according to 2006 standards, Kramer said. As many as 65 inmates have been lodged at the jail in recent days, he said.
"You just can't get a reprieve from one another," Kramer said. "When you've got a guy causing problems passing gas, there's no way to get away from the smell."
A night in jail...it's a real gas.
In before the faaat burn.
There is only one way to deal with a guy like this . Fight back with gas. Pass the cabbage.
He's lucky the other inmates didn't insert a blockage.
Nothing warms you like gas!
I guess a scented candle wasn't available.
The one that smelt it probably delt it.
I guess a scented candle wasn't available...............................Talk about adding fuel to the fire.
Heck, they could have just done a rendition of "Crepitation."
I speant a weekend in a county jail bunk house type facility back in my calledge days....the dinner one evening was polish sausage,saur kruat,baked beans and steamed carrots....someone on the cooking staff had a sick sense of humor ;-)
This actually makes the news? Nebraska isn't the end of the world, but you can see it from there.
OK everyone, lets quit farting around, and get back to serious stuff! :)
OK, got to ask. Was it the sound, smell or the number of that lit this guy off.
Historically protection orders are useless in fart cases.
".....Nebraska isn't the end of the world, but you can see it from there."
LOL coming from a guy from IOWA !!!!!!!!!!!!
Bruggeman of Hershey??? snort, snicker
That is poetic!
Global warming issue!