PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Florida woman was taken into police custody following a domestic dispute that stemmed from her husband's repeated flatulence.
The incident occurred on Dec. 11 at 3:20 a.m. when Dawn Meikle, 55, reportedly kicked and elbowed her husband out of bed after he repeatedly passed gas.
"[Meikle's husband] stated he continued to pass gas, at which time Dawn began kicking him and eventually kicked him out of their bed," a police affidavit said.
Meikle's husband returned to bed, continuing to pass gas while fanning the sheets and inciting another round of kicking and elbowing. At this point, he restrained Meikle "for his own safety" and Meikle's lip was split open in a struggle.
She then fled to the bathroom, calling 911 and dispensing pepper spray to ward off her husband.
Meikle was jailed on charges of misdemeanor battery and was later released.