A knife-wielding Pakistani bus driver is accused of attempting to rape an off-duty female U.S. Navy sailor in Dubai. However, he never got the chance to commit the act of rape because the 28-year-old woman wrestled the driver to the ground and put him in a stranglehold using her thighs.
“Prosecutors said that she knocked the knife from his hand, broke it in two, bit him in the hand, forced him to the ground and locked him between her thighs,” the Daily Mail reports.
The woman was reportedly on 24-hour shore leave in Dubai and was returning to the port where she is based when she was attacked by the bus driver.
After failing to hail a taxi, the woman hopped on a bus that pulled up next to her. She immediately became suspicious when the driver went off-course and started taking backroads. When she asked him why he wasn’t taking the main roads, he told her not to worry about it.
After about 10 more minutes of driving, the bus stopped in an area filled with other parked buses. He then reportedly tried to kiss the off-duty U.S. Navy sailor. When she rejected his advances, he pulled a knife and threatened to rape her. It turned out to be a big mistake on the part of the driver.
The woman subdued her would-be rapist and then left the bus and reported it to her commander at Port Khalid, the Daily Mail notes. The alleged attack occurred on January 19.
The driver has only been identified as “K S” from Pakistan. He was arrested the next day at his home and the arresting police officer reported that he was drunk.
The man, 21, has been charged with attempted rape, threatening to kill, assault and consuming alcohol illegally. While he confessed to being drunk during the incident, he also claims he was too drunk to remember trying to rape a woman.