I wish I could say that this story is a rare one, but, it's not. You read this a lot in the South African news. Criminals are not afraid of robbing the cops as a means of obtaining a firearm.
"Port Elizabeth police are searching for three men who robbed a policeman of his service pistol and his police uniform.
The incident occurred in Sobhuza Street late on Wednesday night when the gunmen accosted the 32-year-old Constable and a friend in the yard of a house in Unit Two.Police spokesperson, Mncedi Mbombo, says robbers had instructed the friend to tie the policeman's hands before they hit him over the head"
Despite licensing, registration, competency testing, and mounds of paperwork, criminals are still arming up.
Here's one of my favorites, a nitwit tries to rob a cop during a traffic stop: