Thankfully this ended well but picture this scene playing out thousand-fold when unsuspecting, drunken, fun-seeking fans descend on South Africa's crime infested shitholes. These people don't have a clue. Me? I see 8-foot-high walls, barbed wire, electric fences, vicious dogs and I think..oi, wot's going on 'ere then.? Be afraid, be very afraid.
Crime is central problem for 2010 World Cup - The Guardian (UK)
Ex-Corrie star Denise Black once used her acting skills to negotiate her way out of a car-jacking ordeal, she revealed yesterday.
From The Sun (UK)
Denise, who played hairdresser Denise Osbourne, was in South Africa filming a drama called To The Ends Of The Earth when the armed gang struck.
She said: "It was deeply scary. We think we went over a trap and got a flat tyre. These people came and wanted to rob us . They thrust us in the car and took us off the road.
"I think only because we were actors we kept talking and were terribly polite. I think we negotiated our way out of there."
Mum-of-two Denise, 51, told ITV1's This Morning she knew they should be okay after the gang promised not to tie her up when she showed them her deformed hand. She's had it since birth.
She said: "I knew then that we were going to live. I'm very grateful for having 'nice' car-jackers." The robbers took the group's credit card PIN numbers before freeing them in 2004.