The woman was talking to the reporter about street crime when a young man tried to steal her necklace.
As the camera rolled the man ran by and grabbed at the woman’s neck. He gets hold of the necklace, but she is twisted away and kept her jewelry.
The man runs across the street, chased briefly by the reporter.
"It got to scratch my neck," the victim told RJTV in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
"I was so nervous," she continued.
Police in Brazil say they fight these kinds of crimes daily, and things aren‘t getting better.
"The military police has been working dynamically in the whole area of downtown,” one officer said.
This time the good guys won. The would-be thief was caught later by cops.