A Brazilian woman has been mugged on live TV in Rio de Janeiro while giving an interview about the high crime rate in the area.
The woman, whose name is not given, was complaining about the lack of police in broad daylight yesterday when a thief attempted to snatch her gold necklace.
While the would-be criminal did not get away with the jewellery, he did break the fragile gold chain in his attempt before fleeing across the road into oncoming traffic.
The interviewer, working for RJTV, attempts to chase the failed thief down, but the petty criminal is too fast for him.
Rio is a city known worldwide for its high crime rate, especially in the nearly-1,000 favelas outside the main city where gang and drug-related crime is rife.
SOURCE: CHRIS PLEASANCE