A court in Thanh Hoa Province, north-central Vietnam sentenced a 44-year-old local woman to a combined 20 months in prison on Tuesday after threatening to kiss a traffic policeman until her death.
Nguyen Thi Ngan, a 44-year-old native of Thanh Hoa’s Ba Thuoc District, was found guilty of “resisting officers on duty” by various actions, including threatening to kiss a traffic policeman till her death, and “intentionally causing injuries to other people.”
As per the indictment by the People’s Procuracy of Ba Thuoc, when Captain Bui Tuan Quy was filing a violation record on National Highway 217 at around 11:20 am on February 16 during the performance of his duty with a team of six officers, Ngan approached him, requesting a waiver for her daughter-in-law’s violation on failing to wear a crash helmet.
When Quy declined Ngan’s request, she snatched and crumpled the violation record, repeatedly cursing the traffic police team.
Ngan proceeded to lift her own T-shirt and slander Captain Quy, claiming he had groped her.
Upon the arrival of Captain Bui Duy Hoa to support Quy, Ngan struck Hoa’s left hand with her own, causing his mobile phone to fall to the ground and to sustain significant damage, and also bit his hand during the process of his restraining her.
The officers then handcuffed Ngan behind her back, but she continued to hurl insults at and act vulgarly around the policemen.
She loudly exclaimed to the officers, “I have to kiss you from now on until I die,” and subsequently made an attempt to kiss one of the officers, leading him to quickly dodge to the side.
The trial panel of the People’s Court of Ba Thuoc District determined that Ngan’s actions were perilous to society, violated the administrative order of the state, and caused damage to the well-being, reputation, and dignity of the officers on duty.
Therefore, the court issued a verdict sentencing Ngan to 13-month imprisonment for the offense of “resisting officers on duty” and an additional seven months in prison for the charge of “intentionally causing injuries to others.”
The cumulative penalty amounts to a total of 20 months behind bars.