Warrants Issued for Uniformed Men Dancing 'Outrageously'

UAE is taking this pretty seriously
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2016 1:48 PM CST
A non-dancing Emirati soldier.   (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)

(Newser) – Two newly issued arrest warrants in the United Arab Emirates are making headlines given the unusual nature of the crime: some crazy dancing. More specifically, the two men were "making outrageous physical movements" while dressed in military uniform, reports the BBC. Sadly, the video posted by the duo does not appear to be available anymore. The International Business Times makes an educated guess: "In traditional UAE dance, men often show off their rifle spinning techniques." Though Gulf News suggests "obscene gestures" were at play.

It's not clear whether the men are soldiers themselves or were just dressing the part, but the military is clearly sensitive about its image. "Some irresponsible persons were behaving improperly and in a manner that was certainly contemptuous of the local community which looked to its armed forces with deep respect and veneration," say prosecutors.

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