Suspect’s Excessive Gas(farts) Ends Interrogation
A box of Gas X could have helped the situation. A police interrogation of a man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect’s excessive flatulence.Sean A. Sykes Jr., is charged in U.S. District Court possession with intent to sell cocaine and being a felon in possession of three firearms, two of which were reported stolen.
On Sept. 1, Sykes was in a car that police searched and found a backpack that contained various drugs and two handguns. One of the guns, a .357 Magnum, had been reported stolen out of a car in Independence a few days earlier,
While being questioned, Sykes denied knowing anything about the guns and drugs.
In his report the detective wrote that when asked about his address,
Mr. Sykes leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering with the address.
Sykes “continued to be flatulent” and the detective was forced to quickly end the interview.
Charges were not filed at that time.
Then on Nov. 5, police pulled over a car driven by Sykes.
Police found marijuana and crack cocaine inside the vehicle. They also found a .38-caliber revolver that had been reported stolen from Overland Park.