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Man Was Calmly Riding His Bike Down a Buenos Aires Street — Then Things Took a Sudden, Startling Turn

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"I miraculously happened to be recording with a GoPro..."

A man captured footage appearing to show him being robbed at gunpoint in Argentina. (Image source: YouTube screen grab)

Video posted online Tuesday appears to show an attempted robbery take place as a man was riding a bicycle down a Buenos Aires street.

Alexander Hennessy, who posted the footage to popular YouTube channel Global Degree, said he was riding down an Argentina road in broad daylight when a thief attempted a robbery at gunpoint.

[sharequote align="center"]"I miraculously happened to be recording with a GoPro..."[/sharequote]

"I miraculously happened to be recording with a GoPro on my forehead and captured this amazing piece of footage!!" Hennessy wrote on YouTube.

The video shows Hennessy riding his bike when he is approached by another man on a motorcycle who points his gun at him and demands his backpack.

A man captured footage appearing to show him being robbed at gunpoint in Argentina. (Image source: YouTube screen grab) A man captured footage appearing to show him being robbed at gunpoint in Argentina. (Image source: YouTube screen grab)

A man captured footage appearing to show him being robbed at gunpoint in Argentina. (Image source: YouTube screen grab) A man captured footage appearing to show him being robbed at gunpoint in Argentina. (Image source: YouTube screen grab)

Hennessy repeatedly backs away from him before making a run for it. At the conclusion of the video, he reunites with his group and summons the help of an officer.

According to a post on Global Degree's Facebook page, the "jaw-dropping" footage was later given to police and the would-be robber was "arrested later that day."

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