Bicyclist's Helmet Cam

Bicyclist's Helmet Cam

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    Bicyclist Gets Robbed at Gunpoint and the Thieves Didn't Realize His GoPro Recording the Crime - Cheezburger

    A bicyclist's helmet cam catches an armed robbery and gives it to us from a wonderful point of view.

    My opinion, if the bicyclist was a cc'er with even a small amount of SA, that badguy would've been dead before hus friends showed up.
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    Wow! Sucks that happened, but love go pros! Hope those cowards get caught if they haven't already.

    Edit: That could definitely be a good learning video. What would all of you have done? It almost seems too late before you would have been able to notice being robbed at gun point.

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    As an always-armed cyclist, I would love to hear thoughts again on how there is no point in carrying a gun while bicycling, and also on the 21-foot "rule".
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    The gunman was so sloppy and clueless. In some ways it makes him more dangerous, and in others it makes him very dead robbing an armed person with good training.
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    These things happen every day, but not everyone has a GoPro on there head at the time. He did the right thing by just giving up the bike. Now if he had a concealed firearm things could have gone much differently.
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    I saw one gun and it was already drawn. Then two more people showed up. Who knows if or how they were armed. If the biker had pulled a gun in this situation, he likely would have caused himself more harm than good. Giving up the bike and complying with the BGs was probably the best coarse of action.

    I can't believe they let him keep his camera. It looked like the guy with the gun looked right into the camera.
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    Perhaps, the bicyclist was armed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling XD View Post
    .... Giving up the bike and complying with the BGs was probably the best coarse of action.

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    Perhaps in this case. What if they had decided to shoot him anyway? It's a heck of a thing to entrust your life to someone who is robbing you at gunpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling XD View Post
    I saw one gun and it was already drawn. Then two more people showed up. Who knows if or how they were armed. If the biker had pulled a gun in this situation, he likely would have caused himself more harm than good. Giving up the bike and complying with the BGs was probably the best coarse of action.

    I can't believe they let him keep his camera. It looked like the guy with the gun looked right into the camera.

    I do agree though, sometimes it might be best just to give them what they want as long as they are not hurting anyone. A shoot out with him/ then possibly his accomplices, could have turned out more harmful. The BGs in this situation got what they want and no one got hurt.

    But then again you do have the other side of you don't know if they are going to shoot or cause harm as someone mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling XD View Post
    I saw one gun and it was already drawn. Then two more people showed up. Who knows if or how they were armed. If the biker had pulled a gun in this situation, he likely would have caused himself more harm than good. Giving up the bike and complying with the BGs was probably the best coarse of action.

    I can't believe they let him keep his camera. It looked like the guy with the gun looked right into the camera.
    I would suggest you re-watch the video, noticing the amount of time the bicyclist had to respond to the gunman's advance after how appeared, how he responded, and where the other assailants emerged from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meltz View Post
    I do agree though, sometimes it might be best just to give them what they want as long as they are not hurting anyone. A shoot out with him/ then possibly his accomplices, could have turned out more harmful. The BGs in this situation got what they want and no one got hurt.

    But then again you do have the other side of you don't know if they are going to shoot or cause harm as someone mentioned.
    Or, they could have robbed him, shot him, and left him lie.
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    The spot they picked to rob him was picked well. An S turn, leading into iron RR tracks, at an angle to the bike trail. Bikers would slow down, so as not to lose traction and go down.

    Im betting it wasnt the BGs first rodeo as regards robbing bikers.

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    A little search on YouTube:



    States they were caught few days later thanks to the cam
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    Perhaps in this case. What if they had decided to shoot him anyway?
    Can you out draw someone that has already drawn? I can't.

    If you know they are going to shoot you anyway, you might as well pull your gun and go down fighting. If you're lucky you even might survive the fight. But I wouldn't count on it. And how would you know that these were the types to kill you anyway? I suppose some BGs might tell you that in advance. But as soon as they saw you reach for anything, they would just pull the trigger. That is assuming they didn't already find your gun and take it. It's hard to conceal much in biking clothes. This would be a tough situation to shoot your way out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    The spot they picked to rob him was picked well. An S turn, leading into iron RR tracks, at an angle to the bike trail. Bikers would slow down, so as not to lose traction and go down.

    Im betting it wasnt the BGs first rodeo as regards robbing bikers.
    Even at that, the cyclist had a full six seconds to respond before the gunman covered about twenty five yards, stopped and went to full extension. He did what most do in flight, fight or freeze situations.
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