A kind-hearted Dubai police officer reportedly agreed to pay a fine on behalf of a woman who was sentenced to 100 days in jail.
Lieutenant Abdul Hadi Al Hammadi, an officer at the Rashidiya police station, paid AED10,000 to prevent the mother of a baby from going to prison.
The woman's husband who had only AED100 with him was unable to raise funds to pay the penalty, local media reported.
The officer said that he was moved by the sight of the husband sobbing in front of him.
"On realising that the man had failed to find support from his family and close friends, I decided to help out the family," the policeman was quoted as saying.
"I was assigned by my seniors to help people and solve their problems. So when I saw the plight of the couple, I swung into action to ensure that the mother is not imprisoned and goes back home with her child and husband," he added.