This footage shows a thug shoulder-barging a man before kicking him against a passing bus, where he is dragged under its wheels as onlookers gasp in shock.
Victim Guilherme Ramos Camargo, 21, spent spent 32 days in hospital, 27 of them in intensive care, and is now recovering at home in Cascavel, Parana state, southern Brazil.
CCTV footage of the attack – filmed on 15th May – shows the victim being barged out of the way on the pavement by Rodrigo Simao, 25.
After the clash, Guilherme stops to shout at Simao, who wheels around and kicks him straight in the chest.
As Guilherme falls backwards into the road, he falls against a passing bus and is dragged underneath its wheels.
A second piece of footage shows how the assailant simply walks away afterwards.
Aptly, the attack took place outside a bar called ‘Hooligans’.
Guilherme was treated at the scene for serious injuries and then taken to hospital.
And now media reports in Brazil say prosecutors in Parana have accused Simao of aggravated attempted murder.
Simao reportedly turned himself into police three days after the crime.
In his statement, he said he did not know the victim and that his act was not premeditated.
He added that he had briefly argued with Guilherme, which, he said, was his reason for kicking him.
But he claimed to police that he had not spotted the oncoming bus.
After giving his statement, he was released.
The lawyer representing the victim agrees that there was intent to kill, while the suspect’s lawyer has called the prosecution’s complaint disproportionate.
In a social media post on 2nd August, Guilherme wrote: “Exactly 80 days ago in this very place I was lying on the ground washing the pavement with blood, and with God’s permission today I came back here to prove that every bad phase passes. Everything passes.”