GoPro headcam captures robbery closeup

Too many witnesses apparently scared the mugger off

NEW YORK (CNN) – It happens all the time. A tourist gets mugged by an armed robber. But what made this attempted robbery unusual was that you can watch the entire thing go down because it was captured by a head cam worn by the victim.

Meet a would-be robber with a gun who doesn’t realize he’s on camera. Canadians Alex Hennessey and Mike Graziano are trying to travel to 195 countries. But on a bike tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, watch out for the motorbike.  Alex thought the guy was just a bad driver till seconds later the robber cut him off again.

Demanding “mo-chee-la”, “backpack”, and pulling a gun. Alex played dumb, pretending it was the bike the mugger wanted and resorting to one of the few words of Spanish he knows. He resisted giving his backpack containing $4000 worth of camera gear to this “friend.”

Too many witnesses apparently scared the mugger off and as Alex ran he felt something on his forehead.  He grabbed another bike and they flagged down a policeman. Now the police have the video but they tell CNN the mugger has not yet been identified or arrested.

This was the second time in a month that Alex was robbed at gunpoint.  A few weeks earlier in Ecuador, a guy pointed a gun at Alex and took his iPhone.

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