In a valet-customer freshly-cut beef, a wild incident saw a woman drive off in her mini Kia, all while a valet worker was sitting on top of her car bonnet.
In a bid to stop the driver - who supposedly didn't pay - from leaving the area, the man decided that attaching his body to the car's mirrors is a solid idea. The incident went down in front of Dubai Holding on Jumeirah Road and after the two had gotten into an argument over a parking ticket.
The entire scene was filmed and shared on social media by a person who was waiting on a red light to turn green at the same interaction as the Kia.
In the clip, the man can be seen getting on top of the vehicle and adjusting his grip every time the woman tries to drive away.
Colonel Faisal Al Qasim, Director of Security Media at Dubai Police, said both the man and woman have been interrogated by local authorities.
"The valet parking worker from a nearby hotel claimed that he tried to prevent the woman from leaving after a dispute over the parking ticket. He said that she gave him a parking ticket for another car, while the woman said that she paid the fee and gave him the correct parking ticket," he explained.
Though local authorities have expressed anger over the incident, saying both their behavior was unacceptable, it remains unclear whether they will face legal charges in the case.
The man who filmed the incident has since been detained
According to Gulf News, the man who filmed and posted the incident has also been detained by local police for violating the UAE's strict cybercrime laws. The latter prohibit people from "breaching the privacy of others" by sharing videos or images of them online without their consent.
Article 21 of the law states that "any person who misuses technology to breach the privacy of others can be sentenced to jail for six months and/ or a fine ranging from Dh150,000 - Dh500,000 [$40,836 - $136,117]."
In 2018, the country amended the law, changing several of its articles and making deportation in cybercrime cases optional.
Commenting on the latest development in case, Al Qassim warned people in the UAE not to take photographs or videos of people without their consent and not to share such content online.
"People should never send videos to relatives or friends, even if it is in good faith, so as not to be held legally accountable," he said.
He also stressed that any incident, dispute, or crime must be reported to authorities rather than being filmed.