Maids cleared of thefts from royal palace
Petrol station bust up ends in court
A motorist has been accused of smashing a mobile phone against another driver’s head and calling him a “donkey” in a row at a petrol station.
Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard how the Emirati defendant was seated in his vehicle in the parking area when a Jordanian man pulled over next to him.
Official documents stated that the Jordanian man hit the defendant’s vehicle with his door as he was getting out.
“The man didn’t apologise to the Emirati for his mistake and entered the shop to buy some drinks,” said prosecutors.
“And when he returned, he hit the man’s car with his own door for the second time and scratched it as he got into his own car.”
The Emirati motorist became angry and confronted the Jordanian.
“He shouted at me and also abused me,” the Jordanian told court. “He called me a donkey.” The victim said he tried to calm down the Emirati and also suggested that they call police to settle the issue.
“When I got my iPhone out to phone the police, the man just grabbed it from me and hit me on the head with the phone as he continued to abuse me,” said the Jordanian.
The Jordanian filed a complaint against the Emirati after he sustained minor head wounds. Prosecutors charged the Emirati with assault. The defendant denies the charge. He said that he spoke politely with the Jordanian, who he said was in a bad mood, after damaging his car but didn’t attack him.
The trial has been adjourned until November 9. Two maids accused of stealing jewellery and three iPhones from a royal palace in Dubai have been cleared of the charges against them. Dubai Court of First Instance ruled that there was not enough evidence to convict the Sri Lankan women, aged 34 and 31, of theft. Prosecutors had earlier alleged that, on March 7, a supervisor saw one of the maids running to her room in a suspicious way and followed her. The 42-year old Egyptian said: “I saw her hiding something in the room. I checked and found some jewellery and three smartphones.” She called the police and when questioned they said they belonged to a third maid that had run away and that they had no part in the theft. Dubai Public Prosecution said it would appeal the verdict.