Lonely Planet Writer

Vienna man fined by police for burping loudly

Visitors to Vienna should be careful about how much they enjoy their meals after a man has been fined for burping loudly after eating a kebab.

Vienna, Austria.
Vienna, Austria. Image by Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA 2.0

Edin Mehic was fined by police in Vienna for a ‘decency violation’ after consuming a kebab and then belching near a policeman. Mehic posted the €70 fine on his Facebook page, stating that he ‘had a long conversation’ with the policeman and plans to appeal the fine. The Guardian reports that 118 people had agreed to attend a ‘loud belch flash mob’ next Saturday in Prater Park, where the incident took place.

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