OKLAHOMA CITY -- A metro man is thankful to be okay after he was the victim of a violent road rage incident.
"People like that need to be locked up," Kenneth Ramsey told KFOR.
Ramsey was attempting to merge onto I-240 from Santa Fe Ave. on Thursday and says he didn't see it coming.
"I had the right of way and he was in this lane and you had to either get up there in front of somebody to get on the highway or let him slow down and get behind him or whatever," Ramsey said.
The driver of another vehicle, Jared Jackson, allegedly side swiped Ramsey's truck.
Ramsey then tried to take a picture of his license plate.
"When I was trying to do that, he was trying to stop in the middle of the highway to make it look like I rear ended him. Twice, he did it twice. He finally goes to get off. He gets off in the last minute, he's way in this lane, gets off at the last minute, almost hits these other cars," Ramsey said.
Ramsey says he followed Jackson as he pulled over on May Ave.
"So I get out and go like this to get pictures, I got one picture but I didn't get it all so I said, 'Dang!' As soon as I walked toward the curb where Jack in the Box is, he puts it in reverse and 'bam' like that," Ramsey said.
Jackson reportedly crashed into Ramsey's truck.
At some point, two of Jackson's tires went flat, which Ramsey thinks kept him from leaving the scene.
Officers soon arrived and Jackson was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
"It didn't appear that the driver was impaired and it doesn't appear that there's any particular motive other than just a road rage incident," Officer Travis Vernier, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said.
While his truck is damaged, Ramsey said it's a small price to pay because he could have been seriously injured.
"I could have still been back there still taking a picture," Ramsey said.