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Woman fined for slapping, swearing at car park attendant
Man claimed the British woman assaulted him and removed red cones to leave vehicle in full car park
I am ashamed to know this British lady has got over with a paltry sum of Dh3000. Is this a price one pays and more so, an individual coming from a so-called civilized country?.. for assaulting an Asian parking attendant who was purely doing his job?… Shame. This lady should have been humiliated by the tower concierge team and only reflects her true character as an Un-educated individual in society so to say and, who is employed in the towers?. A question, should this happen, vice versa what would the penalty be?
Amber, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I hope the amount paid as a fine by the woman is given to the parking attendant who was abused by her. I can only imagine what she would do if she cannot control her anger while driving on the highways; the authorities should monitor her behavior and revoke her license if she continues to have temper tantrums.
Nitin, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Answer to the person's comment on this article at 14:08 August 6, 2013... I would like to clarify that Emirates tower have 2 parking slot.....1 belongs to Emirates tower hotel where only valet parking attended can enter to park Hotel's guest vehicles and that also free of cost....... BUT HERE we are talking about the office tower parking lot, where half of the parking slots are free and half reserved by the offices located in tower..... At this parking entrance, attendant is able to see clearly whether any free parking slots are available or not and only those people are allowed to enter who are having access to reserved parking. Please don't judge anyone as Dubai Court is their to judge and had judged that who is right or wrong.
Amir Sohrab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I visit Emirates Towers regularly and have always seen these guys helpful and polite. There was no reason to run over the cones and slap the poor guy. They work all day outdoors, respect and assist everyone. This kind of anger by the woman specially puts forward a negative image for Britons who are generally unlike what this woman portrayed. The punishment is not strict enough.
Irfan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
She paid fine and still not guilty. My question is that what the effect on her, nothing changed? Victim (attended) didn't got any compensation and neither he got apology for his insult.
Amir Sohrab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This is not fair, 3000 is nothing. This encourages rich people ,they have the license to do anything and then pay the fine, that's it. Law should be strict in such cases.
Mrs.khalil, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Who gives the right to car park attendant to close the parking when places available?! Article clearly stays that she removed the cone and parked her car, this means there was parking. So why does this guy stop her? Think about it. If she parked wrong, then Police to fine her, but parking guy has no right to shout at her.
Kate, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
If she was fined then of course she was arrested. If she was fined then of course the guard will receive compensation. Being British has nothing to do with it. The British Empire might not exist any more. What has that got to do with this case in point. Most British people I know are very respectful of cultural diversity.
Hamish, Dubai, United Kingdom
I agree the woman should be punished but many car park attendants do nothing but create problems for motorists, Sometimes they block free parking spots and give it to someone who will pay them for it. How would she manage to park her car if the spots were all taken?
Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Car park Attendant was only doing his job. I am asking a question to that British lady if she would have dared to slap if the incident took place in UK? Where i am sure all human rights activists would jump into the case and become national headline.
JK, Abu Dhabi, United Kingdom
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