US Sailor Wrestles Would-Be Rapist to Ground

Dubai bus driver didn't know what he was in for
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Ghille
Posted Apr 26, 2013 12:38 PM CDT
   (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

(Newser) – What could have been horrific ended up being heroic: A US Navy sailor reportedly fought off a Dubai bus driver who attempted to rape her in January. The news came via a court hearing on Tuesday, in which the 28-year-old recounted the series of events, per the National: While trying to hail a taxi to take her back to Khalid Port while on shore leave on Jan. 19, a bus pulled up. "I noticed he did not take the main road and when I asked him he told me not to worry," she says. That obviously wasn't the case: He pulled over 10 minutes later, pulled out a kitchen knife, and told her he intended to rape her, according to prosecutors. What happens next is nothing short of amazing:

The woman knocked the knife out of his hand, broke it in half, bit him, then forced him to the ground and got him in a stranglehold between her thighs. She then exited the bus and reported the crime. The driver was arrested the next day, and the National reports that evidence was found on the bus: the sailor's hair and blood (she testified that he bit her repeatedly before she fought him off, reports Gulf News). The case will resume May 1.

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