x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Electrician threatened policeman who fined him for illegal parking, Dubai court told

Prosecutors said HF, 36, from Syria, threatened to chase the policeman MM, 45, a Yemeni, and "put him in trouble" after receiving the fine for parking on the pavement.

DUBAI // An electrician threatened a police officer who fined him for parking illegally, a court heard today.

Prosecutors said HF, 36, from Syria, threatened to chase the policeman MM, 45, a Yemeni, and "put him in trouble" after receiving the fine for parking on the pavement.

The policeman noticed the infringement on November 28. "He asked me to forgive him but he was talking too much so I just handed him the fine and left," he recalled.

He said he received a phone call from the electrician asking him once again to waive the fine. "I don't know where he got my phone number but I received a call from him and he asked me again to waive the fine," said the policeman.

He said the electrician told him: "I will chase you all the time you are on duty and I will put you in trouble". The electrician also threatened to "make an example" of the policeman, boasting that he had framed another officer who fined him.

"He also swore at me and told me that I was filthy," said the policeman.

At the Criminal Court the electrician denied making the threats.

The next hearing was scheduled for July 8.

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