Dubai: A jobless man has been accused of cursing two policemen, biting the hand of one of them and spitting on the floor of a police station while being locked up.
A taxi driver was said to have called up the police and reported that a 21-year-old Spanish jobless man had punched him for no reason in March.
A police patrol was dispatched to Dubai Investment Park where the alleged beating incident had taken place, according to records. The Spanish man, who was drunk, was taken to the police station.
At the station the Spanish man behaved rowdily and refused to be handcuffed and taken into custody.
As a policeman tried to handcuff him, the 21-year-old man assaulted him and bit his hand before another policeman intervened and restrained the man.
Records said the 21-year-old man resisted ferociously, cursed the arresting officers and spat on the floor before he was put inside the detention centre.
Prosecutors charged the Spanish suspect of cursing and beating two policemen and spitting on the floor of a police station.
The Spanish suspect pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Thursday.
The assaulted policeman claimed to prosecutors: “We were reported about an assault incident. When we reached the location, we realised that the suspect was too drunk. He shouted at us when we asked him to calm down. The he tried to assault me when we tried to handcuff him and he resisted arrest. He also cursed me and my partner. As I was taking him out of the police car, he bit my hand. Then he assaulted us again and spat on the floor of the police station while we were taking him into the detention.”
A Filipina woman testified to prosecutors: “I met the suspect and my friends at a bar. The suspect drank alcohol and we went together by taxi. On the way, he assaulted the driver for unknown reason. The latter stopped the car and called the police. The Spanish suspect was taken by the police car.”
The Dubai Misdemeanours Court recently jailed the Spanish man for a month and fined him Dh1,000 for punching the Pakistani taxi driver and fined him Dh3,000 for consuming alcohol.
Presiding judge Habib Awad adjourned the case to hear prosecution witnesses next month.