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Tesla driver shares terrifying dashcam footage of man approaching his car and hiding a KNIFE

A Tesla driver has shared terrifying dashcam footage of a man approaching his car while holding a knife just before leaving the vehicle.

The clip shows a man approaching the car from the front, before moving to the left side of the vehicle, by the driver’s side window, holding a knife by his side, seemingly trying to hide it from view. from the driver.

The unnamed man — who is dressed in all-black sweatpants, jacket, hat and gloves — then appears to talk through the window with the passengers for a few moments before walking away.

The driver passing by @jigglywonton1 online, the video posted to TikTok on Nov. 16 and quickly went viral, garnering over two million views and 179,000 likes.

A Tesla driver has shared terrifying dashcam footage of a man approaching his car while holding a knife - just before trying to exit the vehicle

A Tesla driver has shared terrifying dashcam footage of a man approaching his car while holding a knife – just before trying to exit the vehicle

In the video you could see the man walking to his car.  First it came forward, then moved to the left side of the vehicle, near the driver's side window

In the video you could see the man walking to his car.  First it came forward, then moved to the left side of the vehicle, near the driver's side window

The man visibly held a knife in his left hand the whole time

The man visibly held a knife in his left hand the whole time

In the video you could see the man walking to his car. He came forward first, then moved to the left side of the vehicle. He was visibly holding a knife the whole time

He seemed to talk to the passengers for a moment before walking away.  He dressed all in black - he was wearing sweatpants, a jacket, a hat and gloves

He seemed to talk to the passengers for a moment before walking away.  He dressed all in black - he was wearing sweatpants, a jacket, a hat and gloves

He seemed to talk to the passengers for a moment before walking away. He dressed all in black – he was wearing sweatpants, a jacket, a hat and gloves

“Just before we were about to get out,” he captioned the video.

He captioned it, “I shook for a while. After this called the police.’

He said the incident took place on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. In the comment section, the driver explained that the man came to the car to ask about the make and model.

He said that as soon as he noticed the knife, he put his car in reverse so he could get away quickly if needed. After the man left, he called the police.

“The man came up to me and asked me if my car was a Maserati, and I couldn’t understand what he said next,” he wrote. “I noticed the blade and put the car in reverse in case he did something.

The driver, who visits @jigglywonton1 online, posted the video to TikTok and it quickly went viral.  The incident took place on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

The driver, who visits @jigglywonton1 online, posted the video to TikTok and it quickly went viral.  The incident took place on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

The driver, who visits @jigglywonton1 online, posted the video to TikTok and it quickly went viral. The incident took place on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

He explained that the man came to the car to ask about the make and model.  He said the incident took place on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

He explained that the man came to the car to ask about the make and model.  He said the incident took place on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

He explained that the man came to the car to ask about the make and model. He said the incident took place on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

As soon as he noticed the knife he said he put his car in reverse so he could get away quickly if needed

As soon as he noticed the knife he said he put his car in reverse so he could get away quickly if needed

As soon as he noticed the knife he said he put his car in reverse so he could get away quickly if needed

After the man left, the driver said he called campus police and saw officers patrolling the area

After the man left, the driver said he called campus police and saw officers patrolling the area

After the man left, the driver said he called campus police and saw officers patrolling the area

“But he just walked away. I made sure he was safe, then walked in and called the campus police. After the call, I went back to the car to save the footage and saw officers patrolling the area.”

Many people flooded the comment section with their reactions to the shocking footage, and some people praised the driver for handling the awkward situation.

“You are very smart to keep calm and think clearly to save yourself from harm,” one wrote.

Another person suggested, “Maybe he has it for his own protection. If he is homeless or mentally retarded, he can sometimes be harassed. Never know what people are going through.’

Many people flooded the comment section with their reactions to the shocking footage, and some people praised the driver for handling the awkward situation

Many people flooded the comment section with their reactions to the shocking footage, and some people praised the driver for handling the awkward situation

Many people flooded the comment section with their reactions to the shocking footage, and some people praised the driver for handling the awkward situation

One person suggested, 'Maybe he has it for his own protection.  If he is homeless or mentally retarded, he can sometimes be harassed.  Never know what people are going through.'

One person suggested, 'Maybe he has it for his own protection.  If he is homeless or mentally retarded, he can sometimes be harassed.  Never know what people are going through.'

One person suggested, ‘Maybe he has it for his own protection. If he is homeless or mentally retarded, he can sometimes be harassed. Never know what people are going through.’

“Honestly, thank God you have cameras like that on the car, because this is crazy,” was another comment. ‘People need help’

A final viewer added: 'Bro in broad daylight?!  People get brutal'

A final viewer added: 'Bro in broad daylight?!  People get brutal'

A final viewer added: ‘Bro in broad daylight?! People get brutal’

“Honestly, thank God you have cameras like that on the car, because this is crazy,” came a third comment. “People need help!”

A final viewer added: ‘Bro in broad daylight?! People get cheeky.’

In 2019, Virginia Commonwealth University had reported 844 incidents. Of those, 69 percent were arrests for possession, 17 percent were disciplinary, 8 percent were arrests for major crimes, and 6 percent were arrests for violence against women.

According to Richmond.com, numbers fell in 2020, but that may be because the campus was closed for part of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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