Vienna visitors beware: Burping too loud could be costly

VIENNA (AP) — Vienna visitors beware: Burping too loud could come at a price.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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