DUBAI // A labourer stalked a woman to her home and grabbed her breasts because she smiled at him, a court heard today.
RB, 26, from India, followed the woman to her home at International City where he stroked her hair and touched her against her will.
Prosecutors told the Criminal Court that he approached the woman, a Filipina, at a nearby supermarket at about 6.30pm on March 3.
"I finished work and went to a supermarket at International City then I felt someone was following me," recalled the woman, 29.
The labourer stopped her and asked her if she could help find him a job at the legal company where she works. She said she would try to and gave him her mobile number.
She then headed home, but the man followed her and jumped into the lift with her.
"He touched my hair saying it was beautiful, so I pushed his hand away and jumped out of the lift to rush to my flat," recalled the woman. But he continued to follow her to her flat and as she reached for her key he grabbed her left breast.
She screamed and the man ran away.
"Why did you follow her," the judge asked the labourer.
"To take her number," he answered.
"But she had already given in to you," said the judge.
The labourer then replied: "Because she smiled at me."
The labourer denied a charge of sexual assault and said he touched the woman's shoulder, not her breast.
He also claimed to have a waiver from the woman.
A verdict is expected on May 15.