GoPro camera films man as he is robbed at gun point in Cape Town
The assailants did not seem to notice the camera on his helmet
A man who was robbed as he cycled across Cape Town in South Africa has caught the moment he was ambushed at gunpoint, thanks to the camera affixed to his helmet.
The man was riding his bike while wearing a GoPro camera on his helmet to film his route through Somerset West when the assailant and two others ran up and stopped him in his tracks.
He quickly dismounts and hands over his keys, bike and mobile phone, explaining that was all has on his person.
The thief does not seem to notice the camera on his head and at one point even appears to be looking at it, ensuring that the whole incident was recorded – including a clear shot of his face.
After taking all of his belongings, the three men point him in a direction to walk and run off. He takes his camera off before the video ends.
The victim posted a video of the attack on YouTube under the name Lucky Jakkals, and wrote: “Armed gunman and 2 others stopped myself and took cellphone, car keys, oakleys and bike.
“Fortunately they did not have a clue what a GOPRO was and this is the evidence that will assist in their procecution! [sic]”
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