The scene: a dark road, orange traffic cones and a hooded stranger.
Did thinking on his feet save this driver's life?
In a video posted to YouTube Monday, Ivan Tukhtin shows dashcam footage of a disturbing incident that appears to take place just after midnight on Sunday.
"What the f***?" the driver comments as he pulls up to a darkened roadblock.
A shadowy figure waits, and the driver asks if he needs something.
The figure approaches the car, mumbling something — and the video says that's the point where the man allegedly reached into his pocket.
Before he can find out what the roadside figure had in his pocket, the driver slams on the gas and zooms around the cones in the road.
(Content warning: strong language)
"No lights or hazards," Tukhtin wrote in the video description. "Both lanes blocked off. Suspicious for sure, scary to think what could have happened."
TheBlaze has reached out to the Edison, New Jersey, Police Department for further details.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated that the road appeared to be the New Jersey Turnpike, but a spokesman for the Turnpike Authority told TheBlaze that the road was not the Turnpike.
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