Turns out he was just blowing off steam.
A recent suspected domestic violence incident in Clawson, Mich. turned out to just be the blood-curdling sounds of a woman smelling a fart.
"One of the neighbors had heard somebody yelling — a female yelling … she was possibly being hit — yelling, ‘Stop! No!’” Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson told CBS Detroit.
The caller also told dispatchers that she heard a loud noise occur between the woman's shouts.
When cops knocked, the woman answered the door. She admitted she'd been shouting, but said it was because "her boyfriend had continued to pass gas, and she was yelling at him to stop,” Anderson said.
Sometimes, though, a little flatulence can lead to real violence. In May, a Florida woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend after he farted in her face during an argument.
And in December, a woman in South Carolina allegedly sprayed Lysol in her husband's eyes after he farted "bad enough to cause her to almost puke," according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.