DUBAI // A man chasing a parrot leaned on a glass window, broke it, and fell from the first floor of a building onto a car, a court heard today.
British man BP, 29, sustained multiple fractures to his hands and injuries to his face when he fell onto a Ford Focus parked next to his company's office in the Intercoil building, Al Quoz, on April 18.
It was unclear where the parrot came from but the incident was spotted by passers-by, who called police and an ambulance, which rushed BP to Rashid Hospital.
BP received stitching and was left with a five per cent permanent disability in one of his wrists.
"I could not regain my balance and fell down," he said in his police testimony. "It was not my fault, the glass of the window was a bad type."
BP was referred to the public prosecution where he was charged with causing damage to the car.
"A security guard informed my manager that a man fell on a car belonging to one of our staff and when I checked, I found out it was my car the man fell on," said RJ, a 28-year-old engineer.
He had parked his rented car below the building, behind Al Barsha traffic department, at about 9.30am and was informed of the accident two hours later.
The company that resides in the office BP fell from was fined and issued a warning after Dubai Municipality inspectors found the windows did not comply with safety regulations, records stated.
BP appeared at the Dubai Court of Misdemeanours and confessed to the charge of causing damages to other's property and was fined Dh2,000.