“I was hit in front of the camera” Woman’s bag stolen during ‘absurd’ live World Cup broadcast

Argentinian journalist Dominique Metzger. (Screen capture from TN)

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar starting on the 20th, public safety concerns are erupting one after another, causing controversy.

The British media Sports Bible reported on the 21st (local time) that Dominique Metzger, a journalist from the Argentinian media ‘TN’, reported that the stolen item was stolen during a live broadcast.

On this day, Metzger was doing a live broadcast in Doha’s Corniche area with a crossbody bag on. A crowd danced around Metzger, and he even interviewed citizens.

After the broadcast, Metzger checked his bag to buy water and realized it had been stolen. Money, credit cards, hotel keys, and documents in the bag he was carrying were already gone.

In response, Metzger went straight to the police station to report the theft, and made this fact public via his Instagram.

Fortunately, the thief was not violent, and the crime was committed quietly and covertly. “Don’t worry, I’m fine,” Metzger reassured his followers.

“I went through a situation I was afraid of. It happened in what I consider the safest place,” he said. “This place is very beautiful, but a few hours ago it was full of people. And I was robbed, but not violently.” .

(Screen capture from TN)

Among the swift actions of the local police, one thing stood out. That Metzger can determine the thief’s sentence directly.

According to Metzger, the local police said, “We have high-tech cameras everywhere, and (the cameras) can detect the face and locate the thief. When we find him, what punishment are you want them to do? What justice are you doing? want them to do?” “he asked

At the time, the police officer said that the punishment meted out to Metzger was five years in prison or deportation.

“The police said I could decide what punishment I wanted,” said Metzger, “but I replied that I just wanted to get back what I had lost. I didn’t want to be my own judge.”

Meanwhile, the Qatari government has installed 15,000 cameras in and around the stadium. Qatar uses cameras to monitor (monitor) eight stadiums, adjust the temperature, and control the opening and closing of subway and bus doors. Plus, if a situation like Metzger’s happens, you can zoom in enough to recognize the face.


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