JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Driving alone on a dark and deserted highway is the start of a lot of horror movies, and one New Jersey man says a recent experience on a highway has him thanking his lucky stars.
Ivan Tukhtin’s car has a dashboard camera, which was rolling as he drove down the Newark Bay Extension on Sunday night.
He suddenly reaches a roadblock on the highway and a man slowly approaches his car.
However, the stranger is not a police officer.
In the video, you can hear Tukhtin ask the man if he needs help.
After a slight pause, the man says “Yes.”
That’s when Tukhtin said he knew something wasn’t right.
The man put his hands in his pocket and Tukhtin hit the gas.
A short distance away, Tukhtin called police.
Officers arrested 37-year-old Kareem Walston for driving while intoxicated and 36-year-old Hashen Clark for hindering.
“I personally think it was a robbery because someone who needs help doesn’t take these kinds of extreme measures. I’m just glad I wasn’t hurt,” Tukhtin said.
Detectives say they are still investigating why the men set up the roadblock.