Jackson's bathroom fracas
13:30 14 November 2005
Michael Jackson triggered a security alert when he was caught in the ladies bathroom - applying make-up.
The eccentric star caused a woman to reportedly squeal in horror as he powdered his nose in the Dubai shopping mall toilets.
The singer, wearing a woman's Arabic headscarf, wandered into the wrong communal bathrooms, removed his disguise and applied rouge to his cheeks.
A woman, at the next mirror, reportedly squealed in horror when she recognised the singer's famous face, before taking photos on her mobile phone.
The Tunisian teacher then told the frightened superstar she was going to sell the photos, according to UAE newspaper Khaleej Times.
The mall's guards, who had been alerted to the fracas, then tried to take the phone off the woman, before police turned up to calm down the situation.
Jackson was seen being led away to a blacked-out car as the police squad arrived.
Dubai police have confirmed they attended the bizarre incident at the capital's Battuta Mall.
Dubai police chief Abdul Jalil Mehdi said he had demanded the woman hand over her phone so he could erase the photos.
Under local law it is forbidden to sell unauthorised pictures.
No action is to be taken against Jackson. Mehdi added: "The situation is sorted out."
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