Media Hotel Raided at World Cup - Photographer Held at Gunpoint


War photography jobs can be dangerous.  So can assignments surrounding natural disasters and civil unrest.  But sports photography is supposed to be a fairly safe field.  Worst case scenario you get hit by a ball.

But in a pre-dawn burglary in South Africa, a group of reporters and photographers were robbed at gunpoint.  "It was just two minutes but it felt like two hours," said Antonio Simoes, a photographer who was involved in the incident.  'It was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me."

The thieves made off with credit cards, laptops, cash and a camera belonging to Simoes.  It's not the first reported theft during the event; several members of the press have reported having items stolen.  But the armed robbery raises concerns about whether South Africa is safe enough for the World Cup.