A bus driver in Dubai messed with the wrong woman. A 28-year-old United States Navy sailor avoided being raped, and possibly killed, by using the Jiu-Jitsu that she had learned in the United States.
The incident occurred when the woman on 24 hour shore leave decided to head back to Khalid Port and was trying to hail a taxi when the bus stopped beside her. She climbed aboard and sat in the back seat but became suspicious of the route the driver was taking. “I noticed he did not take the main road and when I asked him he told me not to worry,” she said. About 10 minutes later, the driver pulled up in an area where a number of other buses had parked, sat next to her and tried to kiss her, prosecutors say. When she pushed him away he pulled a knife and told her he was going to rape her, and that she must do as he said. The woman knocked a knife from her attacker’s grasp, broke it in two, bit his hand, wrestled him to the ground and put him in a triangle choke between her thighs. Having beaten him into submission, she left the bus and reported the incident to her boss. Police arrested the driver the next day at his home. “He was drunk at the time of arrest,” said the attending officer. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Pakistan, was charged with attempted rape, threatening to kill, assault and consuming alcohol illegally. He confessed only to the alcohol charge and said he was too drunk on the night to remember what else happened. However, tests found traces of the sailor’s blood and hair on the bus.