An Iranian woman arrested for creating a public disturbance in the western Philippines province of Oriental Mindoro allegedly kicked and punched police when she was taken for questioning and then burned one officer’s hand with a cigarette.
Police said they were told Fereshteh Najafi Marbouyeh, 31, was drunk in public and stripped off her clothes early Monday morning in Tabinay, a village in Puerto Galera. Officers arrived and tried to calm the woman, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.
She was taken to a police station and allegedly became aggressive, abusing officers and then kicking and punching one investigator, identified only as Henrick Mangarin.
“While he was writing, the woman kicked him while shouting inside the police station. She also burned his hand with a cigarette,” said Chief Inspector Dominador Madrid III, head of the Puerto Galera Municipal Police Station.
Marbouyeh was charged with direct assault upon a person in authority and is at risk of deportation.
Last week a Chinese woman was arrested for throwing a cup of soy bean custard dessert at a police officer in a train station in Manila. The woman faces several charges, including direct assault and disobedience to a person in authority.