A British man who told cops in Dubai “you don’t know who I am” when they stopped him in the street while allegedly drunk has appeared in court.
The 42-year-old Brit – who has not been named – allegedly threatened police ‘with his nationality’ when he was stopped after midnight along Bank Street in Bur Dubai.
Dubai’s Court of First Instance heard how the man and a Vietnamese female pal were allegedly annoying passersby and causing a nuisance when they were stopped by passing cops in March this year.
“I asked them to take a taxi and leave but they refused. They kept yelling and the defendant pointed a finger to me and threatened me with his nationality,” said a 31-year-old Emirati policeman.
Police records claim that the British man told the cops: “You don’t know who I’m. One phone call and you will see what will happen. All the policemen in my pocket. (sic)”
Meanwhile, his female pal is said to have obstructed police in their duties before the pair were taken to the Bur Dubai police station.
According to Dubai Public Prosecution, the couple later said they were drunk and could not remember what happened.
Th British man and the Vietnamese women were charged with assaulting two cops and illegally drinking alcohol.
Meanwhile the Brit was also charged with issuing threats to the policemen.
The trial is set to continue on 1st of October, according to local media.
It is unclear whether they have been bailed or will remain in custody until then.
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