This is why you should always wear a seatbelt. Not only will it help to ensure your safety on the road, but it will also protect you from falling victim to ruthless brake-tapping pranks, like the one in the above video.
As you can see from the footage, two buddies are enjoying a seemingly uneventful drive through Blumenau, Brazil, when all of the sudden, the driver hits the brakes a little bit, causing his friend to get wedged between his seat and the glove compartment. It's not the most original prank, which the driver himself admits in the video description, but it gets the job done pretty well. The friend gets folded up for a solid 20 seconds before getting the driver to give him a little helping hand. You can't get much more hilariously helpless than that.
I'm not exactly sure what the pranked guy was saying to his prankster pal, but, judging from the whole smiling and laughing bit, he seemed to take the whole joke in stride. Though, not to be a buzzkill or anything, but this dude's lucky he didn't end up crumpled up on the dashboard. That would've changed the entire vibe significantly. You might not think that the slightest brake tap would lead to such a wild ending, but you'd be surprised. And I'll just leave it at that.
Now, if I know anything about friends pranking each other, I think it's safe to say that the wedged-between-the-seat guy is planning a revenge prank on the instigating driver. So, while he may be racking up the YouTube views now, Mr. Pranks-a-Lot needs to keep his head on a swivel. Because that vendetta prank is coming. And there's a decent chance that it's ending up on YouTube.
This post was originally published on April 24, 2019.