Female driver RUNS OVER armed thugs who try to hijack her vehicle in Brazil – and smashes into their car before they try to shoot her as she escapes
- The woman had been driving through Rio de Janeiro one evening in September
- A car suddenly pulled up in front of her vehicle and three armed men got out
- When one threatened her with a gun, she accelerated her car towards them
This is the moment a female driver ran over armed thugs who had tried to hijack her vehicle in Brazil.
The woman had been driving through the Lagoa neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro on the evening of September 3 when a car pulled up ahead of her and three men got out.
Her dashcam captured the moment one thug stands in front of her vehicle, pointing a gun in her direction.
But she quickly accelerates her car and makes her escape while the thugs are seen desperately scrambling to get out of the way and shooting at her.
A woman had been driving along when a car pulled up in front of her and armed thugs got out
The woman’s car is seen hitting the side of the vehicle the thugs came out of – as they run out of her car’s path.
She was not injured during the attempted robbery although one of the thugs did fire at her, according to Globo.com.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said: ‘It was an attempted robbery.
‘They were aggressive. In the video, you can see a crack that was where the bullet hit.’
One of the armed suspects brandished a gun in her direction as they tried to steal her vehicle
But he was forced to scramble out of the way when she accelerated her vehicle towards them
She added: ‘We just go into an automatic mode of survival and fear comes later.’
The following day, she reported the incident to police and handed over her dashcam footage.
She was told that the suspects had been in a stolen car at the time of the incident.
The thugs were forced to run to avoid being hit as the woman drove forward and hit their car