Man caught up in wild ride after stranger allegedly dings door in Chase Bank parking lot


by staff

Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 5:52 PM

HOUSTON --  A Houston man says all he wanted to do was exchange information after a driver bumped his door, but the other guy became outraged.

“I just said, ‘Excuse me sir. Excuse me sir,’ the man explained.  He doesn’t want us to show his face or use his name, but he does want people to know they need to be nicer.

He said he was at a Chase Bank on Bissonnet when a pickup truck driver bumped his door.  When he asked for the man’s insurance, he said the 60-something-year-old driver backed up.

“And, proceeded to run me over,” he said. “In the heat of the moment, I didn’t know exactly what to do. So I back up a little bit and then I just jumped on the bed of his trunk.”

He didn’t let go, and soon they were speeding down Highway 59.

“At this point, he does the most reckless move, which is basically stopping in the middle of the highway, full stop and then just continues left and to the right. That almost propels me out of the vehicle. And at that point I was very, very scared,” the man said.

He said he didn’t have a phone.

“And there were a few really good people that had their windows down and they were able to hear me say, ‘Call 911,’” he said.

The truck eventually came to a light near a Whole Foods store in the Highway 59 and Highway 6 area and the man jumped out.

Police soon caught up with the driver and took him into custody.

“The only thing I want to get out of this is for people just to behave with human decency. That’s it,” he said.