(MENAFN - Arab News) The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) arrested an 18-year-old American man in Hail recently on charges of harassing females in a public park reserved for families.
The Haia had apparently received complaints from several citizens about his behavior. Members of the Haia first watched the young man for some time. When they determined he was harassing females, they took action against him.
The Haia members confronted him and said he was acting in an objectionable manner. However, it is claimed that the young man then resisted arrest by police officers who were with the Haia.
After he was questioned, it was discovered that he lives with his mother, who teaches at Hail University.
He was turned over to the Al-Muntazah police station in northern Hail on charges of behaving in an immoral manner and resisting arrest.
The matter has been referred to the country's public prosecution agency for further action, said a police spokesman.