Video: Mountain Biker Robbed At Gunpoint

According to the Youtube description, on an MTB ride a few days ago in Cape Town, South Africa,an armed gunman and two others stopped this rider, took his cellphone, car keys, Oakley’s, and bike.

Luckily the thieves, who should earn some variation of a Darwin award for this, did not know what a GoPro was.

Comments

Andrew - 06/04/14 - 3:08pm

Man..that was scary. Obviously the guy had no idea how to use a gun but that was scary anyway,no need to take a chance.

Greg - 06/04/14 - 3:32pm

Happens all the time in Mexico.

Andrew - 06/04/14 - 4:15pm

Look on the bright side, convincing your wife that you need a new bike suddenly got a lot easier.

Your Face - 06/04/14 - 4:23pm

If only he had a metal fairing hanging off his handlebars, could have out ran him.

Guy - 06/04/14 - 4:48pm

Subhuman animal didn’t even have the sense to swipe the camera.

JW - 06/04/14 - 4:53pm

@ Andrew: good point! And by the looks of his old bike, he did need a new one anyway :-)

Psi Squared - 06/04/14 - 5:01pm

Subhuman? No, that was a human act. Sadly, acts like that are something that humans do quite often.

Alas, armed robberies also happen all the time in the US. It’s not just a problem in Mexico.

Hotep - 06/04/14 - 7:51pm

If the rider was hanging from that harness thing featured in an earlier BR article, by the time he untied himself and handed over “whatever” he’d be dead.

Ajax - 06/04/14 - 9:26pm

I would have kicked their ass if they tried to pull that on me. When the gunman let his guard down to take the guys bike, that’s when you go off on him and his friend.

The Conductor - 06/04/14 - 10:12pm

Ajax- I hope you’re kidding, the cost of a bike vs your life?
Do the math.
But then again, the ‘net breeds Chuck Norris dreamers.

muf - 06/04/14 - 10:39pm

Note that if you follow the link in the video, the policy actually found the thieves due to the video, arrested them and recovered all items.

So yeah, this guy made the smartest choice.

http://www.enca.com/south-africa/watch-cyclist-films-bike-jacking-3-court

Pedal Spinner - 06/05/14 - 6:59am

Bike Self Defense Tips: http://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-your-bike-for-self-defense-1586006795/all

Dr. Sartorious - 06/05/14 - 11:28am

@Andrew

In the Director’s Cut of the video, the two “thieves” and the “victim” have a good laugh together, as money is exchanged.

“Thanks guys, got the video. Will be easy to get a new rig after this!”

Ajax - 06/05/14 - 10:08pm

Busted! The caught the guys after the rider posted the Video on Youtube. Do a search for “bike thieves South Africa busted after guy posts the video on Youtube.”

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