[VIDEO] Bicyclist thwarts gunpoint robbery as GoPro records

Posted: 2:24 PM, Sep 17, 2014
Updated: 2014-09-17 15:17:49-04

BUENOS AIRES (PIX11) — A man biking through a rough part of Buenos Aires recorded his escape from an attempted robbery at gunpoint using a GoPro camera mounted on his forehead.

Mike Graziano was on his bike in broad daylight when a robber tried to steal his backpack — which was loaded with expensive camera equipment ($4,000-worth) and irreplaceable footage stored on hard drives.

The thief, who was on a motorcycle, rode next to Graziano before getting off his bike and flashing a handgun.


The three-minute video shows Graziano repeatedly telling the thief “Amigo, amigo, amigo,” which means “friend.”

“I think by saying amigo 30 times I confused the hell out of him haha,” Graziano said in a Reddit thread about the video.  “No one wants to shoot someone who is calling you there (sic) friend lol. ”

Eventually, he is able to escape and runs away with a group of other bicyclists.

When they come across an officer, Graziano realizes he recorded the whole incident with his GoPro and laughs in disbelief.

Graziano is working on “Global Degree” — a show about “a couple of dudes traveling to every country of the world, and graduating with their Global Degree,” according to his Youtube account.

Despite the attempted robbery, Graziano wrote “this won’t stop us from visiting all 195 countries” on the video’s description.