Uber driver, 40, who was carjacked and beaten by gang of teenage boys pretended to be dead and escaped when they threw her into 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 held her in the back of her car as they demanded she turn over all of her money
- Angola told Brazilian news outlet G1 that she most likely angered the teens when she took off her blindfold
- The teens took her out of the car and continued to beat her before they tossed her over the Sepotuba River Bridge in Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso
- Angola said she pretended to be dead and floated down the river until she was able to get out and seek help from residents on a farm
- The suspects escaped in Angola’s vehicle and were apprehended after robbing a watch store in the nearby city of Nova Olímpia
- Charges against the teenagers have yet to be announced by the police
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 online news outlet G1.
The teens asked the 40-year-old woman to make a second stop, where they were waiting 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 (did not) exist and they announced the robbery.’
Marcia Angola told Brazilian online news outlet G1 that the teen carjackers told her they were going to they were going to ‘hang me and kill me’. She was left beaten and bruised (right) after the attack
Three of the four carjacking suspects were caught on video robbing a watch store in Nova Olímpia, a city in the central-western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso on Saturday after they had carjacked a 40-year-old female driver from Uber and threw her off a bridge
Angola was blindfolded and placed in the back seat of her vehicle as one of the suspects drove off at a high speed rate.
The teens demanded she hand over money, and became enraged when she managed to take her blindfold off.
‘They started beating me, punching me and saying they were going to hang me and kill me. The solution I had was to pretend to be dead,’ Angola recalled.
She remembers one of the teen attackers noticing that she was still alive, and shouting, ‘Let’s kill, squeeze her neck.’
Angola said the suspects grabbed her by her arms and legs, and flung her from the Sepotuba River Bridge.
‘When I fell, I just remember that I asked God for me to fall into the water, because if I fell to the ground I would have died,’ she said.
‘I (went under water) when I surfaced and saw what they were looking at (me). I kept quiet and sank again, letting the water take me down the river, trying to balance myself, kind of floating because I didn’t know how to swim and couldn’t go to the bottom.’
Marcia Angola told Brazilian news outlet G1 that the teens wanted to rob her off her money and car
Marcia Angola was thrown off the Sepotuba River Bridge in Mato Grosso, Brazil, on Saturday after she was carjacked by four teens who ordered a ride on Uber
Eventually, Angola was able to reach the river shore and made it to a farm, where residents called paramedics.
After throwing Angola over the bridge, the teens headed towards the municipality of Nova Olímpia, where they robbed a watch store.
Surveillance footage showed three of the suspects standing in front shop before one of them smashed the window with a rock as they took off with
The teens were arrested by the Military Police and allegedly confessed to their roles in the crime.
One of the teens was seen on video being beaten by his mother as he walked into a police precinct to turn himself in.
Charges on the four suspects had not been announced by the Mato Grosso Civil Police, which is investigating.
Still image of a video filmed outside a police precinct in Mato Grosso, Brazil, shows a mother beating her son as he walked inside the station to turn himself in following his role in the carjacking of an Uber driver Saturday