UAE | Crime

Enraged woman leaves battered cars in her wake

Shoppers left shocked as a woman ploughed her car into at least three other vehicles in Sharjah

  • By Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 21:20 August 27, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
  • The reckless driver hit three cars while blazing out of a car park in Sharjah on Saturday night after arguing with her husband over shopping.

Sharjah: A woman left shoppers at a Sharjah mall terrified on Saturday after ploughing her car into at least three other vehicles following an altercation with her husband.

The incident happened after the Arab woman, believed to be in her late 20s, got into an argument with her husband, left him at the mall and sped off in her car.

Police are looking for the woman, who then crashed into three cars as she left the mall.

The woman raced through the mall’s parking lot on Saturday evening, smashing into two cars inside the mall and one outside, an official at Sharjah police told Gulf News.

Shoppers trying to get back into their cars were left terrified as the woman randomly crashed into other vehicles in the parking lot.

The incident took place at around 10pm when the Arab couple went shopping at the mall in Sharjah.

A verbal dispute broke out between the pair which ended in the angry woman leaving her husband at the mall and speeding off in her Nissan Altima.

Police sources said the couple had argued because the woman wanted to “buy many things” and her husband had objected. Officials confirmed that the woman then drove away recklessly from the parking area of the mall, even colliding with a taxi on the way out.

She then fled the scene as police were called in. Police officers arrested the woman’s husband after finding that she had fled the scene.

The man admitted that he had argued with his wife and that she had left the mall in a huff.

Witnesses at the mall told Gulf News they were mortified by the woman’s reckless driving, which looked like “something from a movie”.

People spoke of how they feared if their own cars would be next in the line of the irate woman or if they would even be able to get to their cars without being mowed down.

Police officials urged people to avoid such reckless behaviour when at the wheel. They urged the public to avoid driving vehicles at high speed inside parking lots as this endangers the lives of others. Sharjah police have launched an investigation into the incident

Comments (12)

  1. Added 19:12 August 28, 2012

    The only way is to cancel her driving license and ban from getting new license for life.

    Mubashar Baig, Brampton, Canada

  2. Added 15:28 August 28, 2012

    It must have been a horrifying experience for the men, women and kids. This woman should be caught and bright on TV and made to apologise and also made to request all other to-be rage-filled drivers to NEVER resort to this behaviour

    PETER, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 14:06 August 28, 2012

    Everyone should respect others right and if anyone is angry he/she should control himself and don't try to show his/her angry in these reckless behaviour

    jahfer, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 13:12 August 28, 2012

    This is the reason anger is forbidden in Islam. It blinds one's intellect to think rationally. However, there is no excuse for endangering innocent life for no good reason. She should be fined and punished accordingly.

    Imran Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 13:03 August 28, 2012

    A separate campaign should be launched to address people into the mall with signs and demonstrations from authorities how to react on this kind of situations, as human anyone can annoyed or get tensed due to circumstances and people around specially in mall should deal with the situation to control such people. when someone fights we should interfere properly to calm them down... God bless everyone.

    Waqas, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 12:12 August 28, 2012

    The driving license of this woman must be revoked and she must be banned from ever acquiring another driving license. Only people with an attitude problem would (intentionally) recklessly drive within the parking area of a mall.

    Anton, Dubai, Philippines

  7. Added 12:03 August 28, 2012

    Her Licence should be cancelled

    Ahmad, Dubai, India

  8. Added 11:19 August 28, 2012

    The driving license of the reckless driver should be banned for life time with huge fines for the damage caused to the other vehicles and mainly for being a risk to the public, and also the driver needs to be sent to a qualified psychiatrist for anger / stress relief treatment...

    Anand R, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 11:02 August 28, 2012

    There are always people and kids coming out and getting into car also, this kind of behavior should not be tolerated as what if she would hit any kid or walker near cars. It's totally un ethical behavior and license should be revoked.

    Reader, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 10:56 August 28, 2012

    This act is more dangerous as such reckless driving may kill any one inside or outside car, or may be some children are passing by. But let's wait for authorities for the punishment.

    Khanjee, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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