Brazil's Advice For World Cup Attendees: "Don't Scream Or Argue If You're Being Robbed"
We're less than a month away from the World Cup in Brazil, and the Brazilian police have one big tip for us foreigners who may be attending the games: if you're being robbed, don't resist, just give everything away.
According to BBC, the country's police squad, in tandem with World Cup organizers, will hand out pamphlets before and during the events, which will say: "Do not react, scream or argue [if you're being robbed]."
Mario Leite, the director of World Cup security in Sao Paulo, elaborates: “Tourists come mainly from Europe and the United States, where they do not see this crime very often. There is no use crying over spilled milk.” Brazil, ahead of the World Cup, faces a soaring crime rate, so this advice, although unnerving to hear, might actually be useful.