- Tierra Allen, a 29-year-old American influencer known for her “Sassy Trucker” social accounts, faces jail time in Dubai after an altercation with a car rental employee.
- The incident occurred following a minor fender bender with the rental car during her Dubai vacation.
- Dubai’s strict decency and morality laws have resulted in Allen’s arrest for allegedly shouting, which could carry a sentence of up to two years in prison.
- Her mother, Tina Baxter, seeks help from the organization “Detained in Dubai” to address the legal situation.
- Efforts have been made to involve Texas political representatives, including Senator Ted Cruz, and the U.S. consulate in preventing Allen from going to jail.
- Detained in Dubai highlights multiple cases of tourists facing arrests after refusing to pay hefty amounts for personal belongings upon returning rental cars.
- Allen’s family anxiously awaits her safe return to the U.S. and her resumption of work.
The mother of Tierra Allen, a 29-year-old American influencer known for her popular “Sassy Trucker” social accounts, is seeking help as her daughter faces the possibility of jail time in Dubai following a public altercation with a car rental employee.
Tierra Allen, who documents her life as a female truck driver on TikTok and YouTube, was reportedly on vacation in Dubai when she got into a minor fender bender with her rental car at the end of May. The ensuing argument with the car rental employee led to unforeseen legal repercussions.
Dubai, a part of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), is renowned for its luxury shopping and towering skyscrapers. However, the city enforces strict decency and morality laws, particularly for tourists, including Americans. Public displays of affection, offensive behaviour, or using foul language in public or online can result in arrests.
According to Tierra’s mother, Tina Baxter, after the fender bender, Allen went to the car rental company to retrieve her ID and other personal belongings. Allegedly, the employee demanded an undisclosed sum of money before returning the items. The situation escalated, with Allen claiming that the employee became aggressive and began shouting at her.
Feeling threatened, Allen reportedly raised her voice in response. After returning to her place of stay, she called her mother, expressing fear and panic about the situation.
Dubai’s police allegedly arrested Allen, and the car rental employee increased the amount of money required to return her ID. The situation has left the family distraught, with Baxter reaching out to the organization “Detained in Dubai,” which offers legal consultation for U.A.E. law violations.
Detained in Dubai’s CEO, Radha Stirling, mentioned that Allen is being charged for shouting, an offense under U.A.E. laws, which could carry a sentence of up to two years in prison.
Efforts have been made to seek assistance from Texas political representatives, including Senator Ted Cruz, to work with the U.S. consulate in preventing Allen from facing jail time. However, the U.S. Embassy and consulate in the U.A.E. could not comment on the case due to privacy regulations.
Stirling founded Detained in Dubai after experiencing a similar situation more than 15 years ago. The organization has covered several cases in Dubai where tourists were allegedly arrested for not paying exorbitant amounts to retrieve personal possessions after returning rental cars.
Tierra Allen’s family hopes for a swift resolution, as she anxiously awaits a safe return to the U.S. and to resume her work.