This footage of a Canadian couple being robbed by two men with a gun and machete during their travels in Guatemala is pretty intense. The entire robbery is caught by a helmet cam the motorcyclist was wearing to capture his travels with his girlfriend. The sound goes out shortly into the the video, which was a request by the girlfriend before uploading the video because she was incredibly distressed during the ordeal. Even without sound, it’s insane to watch this couples vacation go from exciting to terrifying. Here’s what the man who posted the video had to say about the experience:
“Robbed at gunpoint on the road between San Pedro La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Footage caught on head-cam of my British girlfriend and I (Canadian) being robbed on my motorcycle as we headed back to San Pedro La Laguna from Antigua. April 10, 2014. The guy ahead of us ran out of the bushes and pointed a gun at us, the guy to the right had a machete.
We have uploaded this video clip to serve as a warning to other travelers about taking this road. Robberies happen in Guatemala and this particular spot is apparently notorious… However, we don’t want to in any way put people off from visiting San Pedro La Laguna or Guatemala in general as it’s a beautiful place with generally warm and kind inhabitants. We have felt safe for the majority of our trip.
The sound is cut part way through at the request of my girlfriend who was understandably distressed.”