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VIDEO: Gun-wielding thief caught on would-be victim's GoPro camera

The would-be thief was arrested a short time after this confrontation was caught on video. (Source: Youtube) The would-be thief was arrested a short time after this confrontation was caught on video. (Source: Youtube)
BUENOS AIRES (WAVE) - A man traveling the world with a group called Global Degree probably won't forget the time he was riding a bike through Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A man with a gun confronted Alexander Hennessy and demanded to have Hennessy's backpack. The would-be thief spoke in Spanish, and Hennessy, a native of Canada, didn't understand, but the GoPro camera affixed to his head was enough for police to find the man later and arrest him.

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As of Thursday evening, the dramatic video had garnered more than 5.5 million views since it went up on Youtube on Tuesday.

Hennessy told The Daily Mail that he had an expensive Canon camera hanging out of the backpack, which caught the eye of the hopeful thief.

Though he got away with his gear in tact, he said there was still some regret.

"Give up your camera; don't take the risk," Hennessy told The Daily Mail. "I think we were stupid about it."

Watch the video below, or tap here to view on a mobile device.

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