FIFA World Cup: TV Reporter, Robbed In Qatar, Stunned By Cops’ Response


An Argentinian TV reporter, who came to Qatar to cover the FIFA World Cup, had a terrifying experience early on as he was mugged on the first day of the tournament. The incident was understandably traumatic, leaving the woman shocked to report the robbery to the police. Although the police offered him full support, suggesting that the robber would be tracked down in no time using the high-security cameras deployed in the country, he was shocked when they asked for his advice on punishment.

The woman, Dominique Metzger, was performing a live show when the robbery happened. According to the claim, several items were stolen from her handbag. Footage of the live coverage has also gone viral on social media.

“I went to the station and that’s when the cultural difference started. The policewoman told me: ‘We have high-tech cameras everywhere and we are going to locate him. [the thief] by mouthtection what do you want the justice system to do when we find him?’, Metzger said, according toMirror UK.

“Do you want justice? Do you want him punished? Do you want him sentenced to five years in prison? Do you want him deported?”, he added.

Several journalists have run into trouble while reporting in Qatar. Earlier, a Danish journalist was asked to stop filming while producing a segment for his channel. The tournament organizers later apologized to the reporter, admitting that the reporter was accidentally interrupted.

“The tournament organizers are aware of an incident where a Danish broadcast crew was mistakenly interrupted during a live broadcast at a tourist destination in Qatar,” an official statement from the authorities said.

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“After inspecting the crew’s valid tournament credentials and filming permits, an apology was issued to the broadcaster by site security before the crew resumed their activities.

“The tournament organizers have since spoken to the journalist and issued an advisory to all organizations to respect filming permits for the tournament.”

The FIFA World Cup kicked off with a 2-0 loss to Ecuador on Sunday.

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