|Footballer unhurt after gunfight during mugging
A top footballer had a lucky escape thanks to an off-duty police officer's heroism. Brazil player Emerson Royal was outside a nightclub in Sao Paolo. He was taking photos with the officer. A man with a gun approached him and demanded his watch. The police officer sprang into action and chased the thief. The two got into a 29-shot gunfight. Royal escaped unharmed, but the police officer was shot in the back. He is recovering in hospital.