Burpers beware: Belching in Vienna could be costly

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VIENNA — Vienna bartender Edin Mehic found that out when fined 70 euros ($77) after belching in the proximity of a policeman while enjoying the scene at the Prater fun park area.

Displayed on Mehic’s Facebook page, the ticket notes that Mehic violated “public decency with a loud belch next to a police officer.”

Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger on Monday confirmed that Mehic had been fined for the offending burp.

Though it was emitted earlier this month, the belch continues to resonate.

By Monday, 118 people said they will attend a flash mob posted on Facebook and planned for next Saturday near the scene of the crime. Another 298 were “interested” in the “Loud Belch Flashmob.”

Mehic plans to appeal.

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