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FIFA Cup in Qatar: Female TV journalist experiences two shocks while covering match on Tuesday

A female Argentinian TV journalist experienced two shocks while covering FIFA Cup match in Qatar on Tuesday.

When Dominique Metzger was reporting the match on Tuesday and dancing with the crowd, she was robbed of her cash and documents from her handbag.

Metzger faced another shock when she went to a police station and lodged the complaint where she was asked “what penalty would you choose for the thief _ deportation or punishment”.

This was utterly shocking for the Argentinian female TV journalists in Qatar

Metzger was robbed on air while reporting in Qatar and she lost her money and documents that were in her handbag.

She was covering the world cup from the Corniche area of Doha during the build-up to the first match of the tournament.

According to Todo Noticias (TN), Metzger said that the officials had promised that they would find the suspect.

The Qatari officials said that Metzger could choose the punishment for the culprit. Metzger told the media outlet that she filed a complaint at a local police station immediately after the incident and was shocked by the response she received.

She said that she was surprised to know that she could choose the penalty for the thief. 

“I had my small bag on me with all the things that one needs, my wallet, the keys to our hotel room, some napkins,” she told a TN news anchor.

‘”And you were dancing, right?” the anchor asked the reporter.

“Yes, I was dancing with the crowd and I believe someone opened the bag zipper at that time and took away my wallet,” Metzger replied.

Javed Mahmood
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