“I’m glad I wasn’t hurt,” Two arrested after suspicious roadblock on deserted highway

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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.

“The first thing that pops into my mind was, why don’t I see any hazards on the car? Then I see the person, maybe he’s in trouble, maybe he needs help,” Tukhtin told WABC.

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.