A Marcopolo Torino model bus from Viação União, which ran the Piabetá – Central line in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ended up being the target of an attempted robbery, when around 5 am on Friday July 17, 2020, a pair of bandits boarded the vehicle in the Penha neighborhood on Avenida Brasil.
After boarding the bus, the would-be robbers announced the assault. One of them was carrying a grenade in hand, and called attention to it, but moments later, before they could rob anyone, the grenade went off. The explosion destroyed the robber’s hand, and seriously injured his leg.
The gravely injured robber ended up dying on the spot. The accomplice escaped. The driver reportedly didn’t suffer injuries, but his hearing was damaged.
In addition to the fingers, pieces of skin remained scattered over the engine hood and windshield. The stairs were covered in blood. The locals were cursing at the robber saying “Go to hell motherfucker, that’s what you got for robbing honest people, motherfucker.“, and rummaged through his backpack to recover stolen cellphones.