How Bad Is Brazil’s Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV

Brazil’s Globo TV set out to do a simple story about how bad street crime is in Rio de Janeiro, and it quickly got an answer.

As you can see in the video at the top, the reporter is conducting a live interview and asks the woman, who is not named, if she is scared of all the crime in the center of Rio. She starts to answer when suddenly a young man sneaks up from behind and rips the gold necklace from her neck.

The robber breaks the necklace, but doesn’t manage to get it from her before he runs off. The reporter gives chase briefly, but can’t catch him.

You’ll also see that the attacker’s face has been obscured in the video because Brazilian laws protect minors from being identified, even if they commit crimes.

More: NPR