FIFA World Cup: TV Reporter, Robbed In Qatar, Stunned By Cops' Response
A television journalist in Argentina was robbed during a live broadcast of the World Cup in Qatar earlier this month. The reporter was left frustrated by what authorities saw as a lack of cooperation.
A Argentinian TV reporter was robbed during the first day of the World Cup when she and her coworkers showed up in Qatar. Though understandably jarring, the woman reported it to the cops and they offered her full support.
They suggested that the robber would be tracked down with high-security cameras that are deployed in the country, but when they asked her suggestion for punishment, she was left dumbstruck by what they said.
A woman named Dominique Metzger was doing a live show while marking in Europe when someone stole her brand-new handbag.
Several items from the purse were taken and uploaded onto social media, where they went viral.
"I went to the station and that was when the cultural differences began," Mirzger said, as perMirror UK. "The policewoman asked me: 'I have high-tech cameras everywhere and I will locate him with face detection. What do you want the justice system to do when we find him?'"
"What sentence do you want us to give him? Do you want him to be sentenced to five years in prison? Do you want him to be deported?" She asked.
There've been a number of problems faced by journalists filming in Qatar. Earlier, a Danish journalist was interrupted while he was producing a piece for his channel and asked to stop filming before the event began.
The tournament organisers later apologised to the reporter, admitting that the interruption was accidental.