Woman harrassed by man at Villagio

By Rolling Stone

Earlier this week my wife was about to leave her parking spot at Villagio when an arab man dressed in western cloth's (mid 20's she guesses) knocked on the front passenger window. She lowered the window to see what he wanted and he told her he wanted to buy the car. When she explained that the car was not for sale he started to say how much he "liked her" and repeatedly asked for her mobile number. He volunteered that he worked for QTel.

Despite my wife explaning that she was married and asking him to leave her alone he continued to harrass her, leaning on the passenger window and refusing to leave. She tried to drive the window up but he refused to leave and now the electrical drive on the passenger window is broken. He parked his car behind my wife so she could not drive away and he said he would only leave after providing his mobile (obviously she wouldn't provide hers).

Clearly this was very disturbing for my wife and I was on a business trip so unable to do anything at the time. We'll have to report this to the Traffic Police to get the car repaired and I'm hoping the Police will take this matter seriously and investigate further. There may be some prints on the passenger window and if he can be identified I hope the authorities will make an example of him as a deterrent to others in future.

I also discussed with my wife and suggesed that if anything like this occurs again, she lock the doors immediately, refuse to lower the window and if the individual refuses to leave she presses the panic button on the car key FOB or presses and holds the car horn until he leaves. Easy to make all these suggestions after the event!

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

u wher in hiding so many days

DONT FEED THE TROLL!!! ...lols

By Don Robert• 12 years 10 months ago.
Don Robert

Please don't feed the trolls

"Do not do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you(Wag kang gay-an, kung mang gagay-an ka, wag gay-on)"

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

was that ur wife who was harrased looooooool

DONT FEED THE TROLL!!! ...lols

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Both r Johnpur

DONT FEED THE TROLL!!! ...lols

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

more animals r comin out of zoo...lmao

"This country man, can't go anywhere without getting' mugged, or murdered or stabbed. Kids killin' their classmates, drivebys, ya know, I won't even go into a post office any more"

By jamesmustang• 12 years 10 months ago.
jamesmustang

Heart_break, was it you who harassed that lady?

Twitter Back

By Nakamura• 12 years 10 months ago.
Nakamura

heart_breaker, stay on the topic and don't provoke other users....

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

so it was u who escaped from the zoo

DONT FEED THE TROLL!!! ...lols

By Don Robert• 12 years 10 months ago.
Don Robert

That was just one of the animals from the zoo who escaped. when will these arabs learn human manners...

"Do not do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you(Wag kang gay-an, kung mang gagay-an ka, wag gay-on)"

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Exactly Novita.... there are so many a news which are black washed in this country... SOme many maids raped in Al khor, but it doesn come out... so many vulgar issues taking place in this country are buried within the power n money of the rich.....

By Rolling Stone• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rolling Stone

Hi Novita - you may be onto something there.

All the best to you from us both.

By novita77• 12 years 10 months ago.
novita77

Publishing an article providing guidance on how women should handle a situation like this giving an indication that this kind of harrasment does exist in Doha. They dont want to give a bad publicity to the country.

By novita77• 12 years 10 months ago.
novita77

Rolling Stone, I do know that the editor of Peninsula reading this board as well.

By Rolling Stone• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rolling Stone

Sent a message to the editor of the Penisula several days ago suggesting that an article providing guidance on how women should handle a situation like this be published.

No response.

By qatarisun• 12 years 10 months ago.
qatarisun

I liked your proposed action, Happy Happy, especially "I would yell at his face till he's dropped dead of fear!"..

:):)

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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

By Happy Happy• 12 years 10 months ago.
Happy Happy

I would have called the police and noted down his plate #. One more move, I would yell at his face till he's dropped dead of fear!

So sorry she had to go through this scare.

Salam

By Eve• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Eve

Exactly the same experience happened to a young lady I know, given her car is unusual and not available here in Qatar she believed his story, he also blocked her car she gave her fathers phone number to the man. Maybe all the men are using this as a way to bother women, I say stay in your car and honk the horn they will not like the attention and call the police.

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Aite,

now since ur glass is open Wad if he snatches ur mobile and..... gets pissed off with ur act... and....

get what i mean...

sumtyms u have to play the game low.. and at tyms u may have to luk dumb...

being smart is gud, but if u have to risk ur life for that smartness has to be re considered...!!!

By Aisha• 12 years 10 months ago.
Aisha

"i usually don't call my hub, otherwise if he is around,knowing him, he will kill the guy and he will be the one who eventually goes to jail"

I agree.

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By EXLegend• 12 years 10 months ago.
EXLegend

and why is it difficult to approach a fine lady only when your intentions are good :S

By Aisha• 12 years 10 months ago.
Aisha

Oh my God!! Why didn't she call the police! The security, anyone!

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By qatarisun• 12 years 10 months ago.
qatarisun

what i do is just getting my mobile out of my purse, saying that I am calling the police right now... they disappear...he is not going to wait for the policeman, i guess, isn't he?

i usually don't call my hub, otherwise if he is around,knowing him, he will kill the guy and he will be the one who eventually goes to jail..:):)

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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small compared to what lies within us."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Let him come to CANADA!

Let him learn some good lessons. You kno I'm sayin it's like "I done already schooled you once homeboy, how many lesson you wanna learn?"

" Beat the hell out of that 'Jack Ass' "

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

No if he had the balls to stop and question her he would definetly check the no by calling and if he realises that the no was fake or some1 else's there can be chances of him getting pissed or act different.. why take the chance Ms Novita....

I mean these could be possible moves... but Labda as for you... Gud Work... but how far can the security give you security...

and u know wat.. these guys ar so sick, that they feel ooffended while being complained...

By labda06• 12 years 10 months ago.
labda06

hahahah NICE ONE NOVI! ROFL!

--------Do I look like Bambi's sister???-------

By novita77• 12 years 10 months ago.
novita77

or give your husband mobile number ....

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

If this thing happen again with any one of u guys, all I can say is "DON'T PANIC"

It happens to me,,, All I do is ignore it write down their Plate number as if I can't see anything n can't hear anything...

As long as u get inside ur car, all u have to do is lock it...

By labda06• 12 years 10 months ago.
labda06

I had a guy follow me up and down the aisles at Carrefour recently. I walked right up to one of the security guards. When I turned to point him out, all I saw was part of his dumb self going swiftly round a corner.

Suggestion to women harassed while in their cars: lean on the horn....endlessly.

--------Do I look like Bambi's sister???-------

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

sounds worthy advice

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

in a stuation like this, after she refused to give the number and he still insisted.. and if u know u cant find help.. ud rather give him the number and leave the place and then may be report a complaint with his missed call or throw the sim away...

cos its gud nothing wrong happened here.just imagine if the bastard was a crazy one and tried some nonsense or sprayed some medicine or anything for that case..

if at any time u find yourself getting helpless please try to handle the situation diplomaticaaly..

cos u can afford to pay for a new sim than for your life.

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

to put an end to this harassment. They will for sure make the man feel like crap and squirm.

 

 

 

I didn't drink the kool-aid! -- PM

By me and you• 12 years 10 months ago.
me and you

Bloody hell Rizal, I hope the man is still not standing!!! Your wife must have been so scared.

By ramazotti• 12 years 10 months ago.
ramazotti

unbelievable ...!!!

By stealth• 12 years 10 months ago.
stealth

just complain to the Capital security Rizal. What more do you need. they will do the rest.

By rizalazhar• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
rizalazhar

my wife just got back from work to our apartment, normally I'll be picking her up, but had a meeting till evening on that day.

When she walk out of the taxi (private taxi), an arab man came to her asking "how much", and pastering her for her number.

Mind you that this A** is one of our neighbour, and he has 2 kids, and a pregnant wife.

WTF!!!... What is wrong with this people??

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"An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind." - Mahatma Gandhi

By chevydjak• 12 years 10 months ago.
chevydjak

"BRING IT ON DUDE!!!"

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

NOT TRUE --- IN parking spot at Villagio u will always find car washing prson----- sooo she car take help of them

By shoeaddict• 12 years 10 months ago.
shoeaddict

after reading this post.

i dont get to go outside much and im shocked at how these men daringly ask women their mobile numbers.

hmmm,,, a taser or maze would have been handy in this situation.

By mical• 12 years 10 months ago.
mical

Call the police immediately if that happens again. You must report this to police so that they can take action...

" Winners are just ordinary person with extraordinary determination "

By junarc2003• 12 years 10 months ago.
junarc2003

whoa... what a pervert...

"there are so many rumors about me...feel free to believe in any of'em.."

By naniababa• 12 years 10 months ago.
naniababa

Thanks God, she's save.

By surfacek• 12 years 10 months ago.
surfacek

Make a ZIP G. - Do a 24 .. Don't be intimidated...

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

...stand up to them and demand relevant documents. If they aare kids, beat them up. I know of similar incidents where groups of girls were harassed by Saudi type maniacs but those guys ran away the moment one girl pretended to talk to her Qatari boyfriend. I think this works here. As for the kids, I know there are many ill mannered local kids. Someone should tell their parents to teach them some manners.

Source:

- A study Conducted by FriedUnicorn - Vol I (September,1999)

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

and call the cops, while making A HUGE, LOUD FUSS. These guys are like vermin and if we don't stomp them out they'll multiply.

 

 

 

I didn't drink the kool-aid! -- PM

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

From where do they get courage for something so outrageous...

By novita77• 12 years 10 months ago.
novita77

http://www.expatwoman.com/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=82303

By me and you• 12 years 10 months ago.
me and you

Spit in his face and scream the loudest you ever have!!! The sicko will think twice about doing it again...

By mr_qatar• 12 years 10 months ago.
mr_qatar

.....but thrs nthng 2 b shok.. now a days it happens here.. but wat i thnk is 2 complain police is useless coz in many cases police rules r only 4 us not 4 qataris.. t8s y thy get benefit of ths very esily & feel no fear by doing such thngz with...

By me and you• 12 years 10 months ago.
me and you

Fawmy85, And what the hell was that meant to mean???!!!???

By novita77• 12 years 10 months ago.
novita77

feeling sorry for your wife. Had my fair experience of being harrased. Just tell her not to look scared. Best honk the car horn nonstop till the idiot walking away.

By jg2095• 12 years 10 months ago.
jg2095

making official report may turn out different expectation. who do you think the story that they believe? becarefull.

By Rolling Stone• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rolling Stone

Thanks to everyone for their comments.

Yes, clearly there are many things my wife could have done at the time including taking a note of his license plate and retaining his mobile number which she erased immediately after he left.

Being Indonesian, she was concerned that she may be accused of soliciting this kind of behaviour and end up being persecuted herself. I don't think this is the case but all this was going through her mind at the time. Hindsight is always 20/20 right?

I want to add that we feel generally safe in Qatar. I would be more concenred for my families general safety & security in a western country. I guess the fact that it happened here at all was shocking.

By qaisarQatar• 12 years 10 months ago.
qaisarQatar

I feel sorry for those people who experienced it. We all should be very careful. I would encourage all of us to take time and talk to our family members what to do if this type of incident happen with them. Giving honks, calling 999 (I think it is 999 here in doha not 911, please correct me if I am wrong), taking pictures, noting down the plate numbers, all are valuable information. Thanks for sharing these information.

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Sad to know this what is happning in Qatar now.

your wife should get the car # plate, so the guy can be in police as long you have file the complain.

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Do you have thats person's mobile number?

By adey• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
adey

" He parked his car behind my wife so she could not drive away and he said he would only leave after providing his mobile (obviously she wouldn't provide hers)."

"Deaths in the Bible. God - 2,270,365

not including the victims of Noah's flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, or the

many plagues, famines, fiery serpents, etc because no specific numbers

were given. Satan - 10."

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

who said that they have that mans mobile number.

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

un believable..........................here in QAtar...................

By otep• 12 years 10 months ago.
otep

don't trust any man whom you don't know personally.

By ajinasma1• 12 years 10 months ago.
ajinasma1

Take care next time..Though it is unbelievable. Better accompany with husband or son.

By adey• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
adey

forgive me if I have missed something but you don't need fingerprints or car plate number......as you clearly said that your wife has his mobile phone number.

"Deaths in the Bible. God - 2,270,365

not including the victims of Noah's flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, or the

many plagues, famines, fiery serpents, etc because no specific numbers

were given. Satan - 10."

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

i appreciate your suggesion of noting the name plate number.

thanks for sharing.

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

That was really horrable experience.

These are some tips for you...With grace of god i will pray that this should not happened with anyone in futurr but still

If something happenes like this just tell them that we have the required RP or anything they ask is in the car.....and lets go there......and take them to the open place where some one can help you......

By Fawmy85• 12 years 10 months ago.
Fawmy85

ha

By jassKat• 12 years 10 months ago.
jassKat

tell her also to start taking his picture with her phone (and his car, getting the plate number) while at the same time telling him she will take the photos directly to the police. If this does not scare him off, have her call the police while he is standing right there. Even if he runs off, she can report him to the police, and this will ensure he is not hiding waiting to follow her home.

 

 

tra la la

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

One more suggesion from my side is try to take a snap of such a person if possible or try to record his voice.

I know that in such a situation our mind is disturb but still we have to tackle with the situation.

By kumaran_63• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
kumaran_63

I also have a bitter experience like that in Abudhabi family park.

My Girl friend cooked nicely and we took that to family park to eat.Since it was tues day night 8PM,I have seen many people making barbe q and also eating their food.My self and my girlfriend sit in a Park main road side bench and we took our food and chatting in decent way.we have noticed some of this country boyes in the age group of 14 to 18 ( i counted 8 people),surrounded us and asked us to show our ID cards( Here RP),we shown to them,then they asked our mobile to hand over them , we both refused and tried to left the place.One boy hold my hand and came closely and i smelt that boy was drunk.I told them if they dont allow us to leave ,then we will call police, one of the boy told he is a CID.I asked him to show the proof.These all happens in the main road of family park but nobody came to help us.Then we forcefully left the place to reach our car,the boys thrown their chappals to us and throwing sticks also to us.It is a horrible experience for us.But god saved us.

kumaran

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

IF THAT INCIDENT HAPPEN AGAIN , ASK YOUR WIFE NOT TO OPEN THE WINDOW OR DOOR JUST CALL 911 POLICE AND GET HIS PLATE NUMBER AND REPORT IT TO THE POLICE.

ALSO THERES A POLICE MOBILE WHO SECURE THE VILLAGIO MALLS

OR MAKE A NOISY SOUNDS SO THAT ALL PEOPLE THERE IN THE PARKING LOT HEARS THAT THERES SOMETHING WRONG .

BE CAREFUL GUYS ESP. THEM

By azilana7037• 12 years 10 months ago.
azilana7037

to create attention. I'm sure that "maniac" would have peed in his pants and run away...

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

First of all feel sorry to heard abt your wife incident with mad guys..

But next time my friend tell her to note down the car numbers of the crazy guys ten complain police as easy as possible..

And tell her to be careful as now a days qatar is not looking safe..

By KHareesh• 12 years 10 months ago.
KHareesh

Truly unbelievable.

By Dracula• 12 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Dracula

Welcome in Qatar, Keeley!

Sad but true story,RS!

By anonymous• 12 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

unbelievable

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