Uber driver, 40, who was carjacked and beaten by a gang of teenage boys, pretended to be dead and escaped when they threw her into a river in Brazil
- Uber driver Marcia Angola was carjacked and beaten by four teenage boys in Brazil on Saturday
- The suspects blindfolded the 40-year-old woman and kept her in her car while demanding that she hand over all her money
- Angola told Brazilian news channel G1 that she most likely angered the teens when she took off her blindfold
- The teens got her out of the car and continued to beat her before throwing her over the Sepotuba River Bridge in Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso.
- Angola said she pretended to be dead and drifted down the river until she could get out and sought help from the residents of a farm
- The suspects escaped in Angola’s vehicle and were detained following a robbery of a watch shop in the nearby town of Nova Olímpia
- The charges against the teens have not yet been released by police
An Uber driver who was carjacked and beaten by gang of four teenage boys pretended to be dead and escaped when they threw her off a bridge into a river in Brazil.
Marcia Angola had picked up the four teens after they requested a ride on the app in Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso, on Saturday, according to the online news outlet G1.
The teens asked the 40-year-old woman to make a second stop, where they waited for a fifth person, but instead flashed a toy gun and kidnapped her.
“We stopped at a corner where they said they would pick someone up,” Angola said. “But that person (didn’t) exist and they announced the robbery.”
Marcia Angola told Brazilian online news channel G1 that the teenage carjackers told her they would hang and kill me. She was beaten and bruised (right) after the attack
Three of the four carjacking suspects were caught on Saturday robbing a watch store in Nova Olímpia, a city in the central-western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, after they carjacked a 40-year-old female Uber driver and threw her off. a bridge
Angola was blindfolded and placed in the back seat of her vehicle when one of the suspects drove away at high speed.
The teens demanded that she hand over money and were furious when she managed to take off her blindfold.
“They started beating me, hitting me and saying they would hang me and kill me. The solution I had was to pretend I was dead,” Angola recalled.
She recalls that one of the teenage attackers noticed she was still alive and yelled, “Let’s kill, pinch her neck.”
Angola said the suspects grabbed her by the arms and legs and threw her off the Sepotuba River Bridge.
“When I fell, I remember asking God to fall into the water, because if I had fallen to the ground, I would have died,” she said.
‘I (went under water) when I came up and saw what they were looking at (me). I held still and sank again, letting the water carry me down the river, trying to balance myself, a little buoyant because I couldn’t swim and couldn’t go to the bottom.’
Marcia Angola told Brazilian news channel G1 that the teens wanted to rob her of her money and car
Marcia Angola was thrown off the Sepotuba River Bridge in Brazil’s Mato Grosso on Saturday after she was carjacked by four teens ordering an Uber ride.
Finally, Angola was able to reach the riverbank and reach a farm, where residents called paramedics.
After throwing Angola over the bridge, the teens headed for the municipality of Nova Olímpia, where they robbed a watch shop.
Surveillance footage showed three of the suspects standing outside the store before one of them smashed the window with a rock as they drove off with
The teens were arrested by military police and allegedly confessed to their role in the crime.
Video shows one of the teens being beaten by his mother as he walked into a police station to turn himself in.
The charges against the four suspects were not disclosed by the Mato Grosso Civil Police, which are investigating.
Still image from a video filmed outside a police station in Mato Grosso, Brazil, shows a mother beating her son as he walked into the station to turn himself in after his role in the carjacking of an Uber driver on Saturday