After watching this video of Brazilian police ramming a suspected drug-smuggling plane with their car to prevent it from taking off, I've realized that Hollywood has once again lied to me. My last exposure to Brazilian law enforcement was courtesy of their portrayal in 2011's Fast Five, in which the country's police force was presented by Tinsel Town as easily corruptible and able to be defeated by a couple of Americans in Dodge Chargers towing a safe.

In reality, though, it appears not all Brazilian cops roll over that easily. The ones in this dramatic video did their own real-life stunt work when they decided to ram a suspected drug transport plane during takeoff. Appearing to take out the plane's tail section and then ram it from the side, the officers also braved some flying bullets, though it's unclear from the video who was doing the shooting. Huffington Post reports that five people were arrested and 230 kilograms of cocaine base paste were seized.

The Brazilian police aren't even newcomers to the plane-ramming business. An equally, if not more, dramatic video was captured in 2011 that showed Brazilian police using their car to shear off an entire wing of a plane while it was taking off. All of which makes me now believe that if Hollywood were more realistic, Fast Five would've been over in 20 minutes with Dom and Brian in handcuffs. Scroll down to watch this real-life car-vs-plane chase scene.


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      SouthernGuy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Brazilian police are tough guys. They have had to wage warfare in the slums of Rio to clean them up before the Olympics. We could use some of that toughness in cities like New Orleans.
        FutureDoc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SouthernGuy
        Long before the SuperDome, Where the Saints of football play, Lived a city that the damned called home, Hear their hellish roundelay... Home of pirates, drunks, and ******! Tacky, overpriced, souvenir stores! If you want to go to Hell, you should make that trip to the Sodom and Gomorrah on the Mississipp'! Stinking, rotten, vomiting, vile! Putrid, brackish, maggoty, foul! Crummy, lousy, rancid, and rank! New Orleeeans!
        Neez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SouthernGuy
        they did during hurricane katrina. They went around confiscating everyone's firearms, then once the people were disarmed. They took uhaul trucks and piled a bunch of swat in the back. Then when the would see a group of people trying to stay dry and warm, the massacred them. Literally, no one was armed, no one fighting, or anything. They were just running for their lives. So when the police massacre a bunch of people, that doesn't make the news at all. Yet, a few years later, all of those officers are sitting in jail now for killing a ton of innocent people. Real tough guys!!
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      I could have sworn that AB had reported on this a long time ago. I honestly do remember another article just like this one.
        AlwaysOn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        They did report this a while back. I too remember.
      Kale Golden
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fug smug drug thugs.
      Clock
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought it was a little strange my packages haven't arrived yet. Goodbye everyone.
      Erik Tomlinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      That must've been one hell of an adrenaline rush for the guys in the car!
      Koenigsegg
      • 1 Year Ago
      i saw this like 4 years ago
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did you guys find this in the archives of the internet, burried at the bottom in some old wooden crate with a half inch of dust covering the top? OLD VID IS OLD.
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        @Ducman69
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      hubemx
      • 1 Year Ago
      WELCOME TO THE INTERNET, AUTOBLOG!!! this video is like 5 years old.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @hubemx
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      Marcelo Julião
      • 1 Year Ago
      AUTOBLOG, THIS VIDEO IS 4 YEARS OLD AT LEAST...!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Marcelo Julião
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      Deneway
      • 1 Year Ago
      Must be a slow news days in Autoblogland when you have to recycle this old video AND talk about Chinese Saabs.
      amrit123
      • 1 Year Ago
      Somewhere, a GM marketing rep is smiling.
      Autoblogist
      • 1 Year Ago
      Must be a slow news day, because this video is old as hell. Neff must've been sent this one by Zach. "Oh and I found this other video with a guy that calls himself Bubb Rubb"
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