Caught by the fuzz: Cross-dresser who wore robe to sneak into ladies’ only park in UAE is arrested after woman spotted his moustache
The man was arrested in a ‘ladies only’-park where police said he was ‘perving’
Cross-dressing is a crime in the strict Muslim nation
By Sara Malm
PUBLISHED: 13:42, 12 November 2012 |
A cross-dressing man was arrested in a ‘ladies only’-park in the United Arab Emirates after his moustache gave him away.
The man was wearing a black abaya, covering his face with a headscarf, when he visited a park in the the Sharjah emirate to ‘perv’, a police statement said.
The Indian national was spotted by a woman who saw his moustache and reported him to the police.
An official at Sharjah Police said: ‘The suspect was caught wearing women’s clothes. The park was exclusively for women on that day.
‘He was walking around the park in the abaya enjoying his time there.’
The man will be charged with cross-dressing, an illegal act in Sharjah.
Upon his arrest Sharjah Police discovered that the Indian national did not have a legal visa and will also be charged with staying illegally in the country.
Their ‘Decency and Public Conduct Rules and Objectives’ came in to force in 2001 and dictates a conservative dress code for men and women.
It also includes a ban on unmarried men and women being alone ‘in public places, or in suspicious times or circumstances’.