Body odor prompts 911 call from Missouri town’s city hall
03/28/2014 9:26 AM
03/28/2014 3:30 PM
It wasn’t loud noise or an argument that led to a peace disturbance call at Hannibal City Hall – it was a person’s stink.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that several city hall workers on Tuesday called police to complain that a person who came into the building smelled so bad they wanted him removed. The northeast Missouri town’s municipal code allows people to be cited for peace disturbance because of a “noxious and offensive” odor.
The man agreed to leave the building. A short time later, workers at a neighboring business called police – the same person had gone there, the smell following with him.
The person left that building, too, at the urging of police. No arrest was made.
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