A U.S. Navy sailor took her safety into her own hands after getting threatened by a bus driver in Dubai.
The 28-year-old sailor was on her way back to port after a 24-hour leave when the bus driver of the bus she was riding attempted to kiss and rape her at knife point. The trained sailor, however, acted quickly and was able to disarm the man, break the knife in two, bite his hand, and then put him into a stranglehold between her thighs. After the man was well beaten, the sailor left the bus and reported the incident to her commander.
According to the woman, she was returning to Port Khaled in India after a day at the Mall of Emirates and was attempting to signal down a taxi when the bus driver pulled up next to her.
The woman climbed on, but grew steadily more suspicious when she realized the driver was not taking direct routes.
"I noticed he did not take the main road and when I asked him he told me not to worry," she said in court.
Then, the driver stopped in a deserted area where other empty buses were parked and cornered the woman in the back of the bus. According to the sailor’s reports in court, he tore off her clothes and attempted to rape her.
"I resisted him to the best of my ability, but he touched me all over. He touched my breasts and bit me everywhere … the more I resisted, the harder he bit me," she testified.
She said she stopped fighting back when the man grabbed a kitchen knife, but saw an opportunity to attack when he attempted to fondle her breasts again. She then knocked the knife out of his hand and put him into a stranglehold.
The man, 21, was arrested the next day, and admitted to being drunk.