Michael Graziano, who shared the video on Tuesday night, said the person riding the bike in the video was his travel partner Hennessy.
Graziano said on Facebook the footage was later handed over to police and the would-be robber was arrested the same day.
"But this won't stop us from visiting all 195 countries," he said.
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