Man attempts to help seemingly stranded woman on highway, finds out it’s a trap

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(WCMH/CNN) — A man found himself in a bad situation while trying to do the right thing along a Detroit freeway.

Around 10pm Saturday, John Hadyniak was heading home, traveling on Interstate 94. He eventually spotted a woman on the side of the road changing a flat tire, WXYZ reported.

He decided to stop and try to lend a hand. But once he stopped, he noticed red flag after red flag.

“The trunk on the car was closed and I noticed there was no plate on the trunk of the car.  I noticed that was no jack and she had a tire iron with her and things didn’t add up, it was just a bad gut feeling,” said Hadyniak.

John listened decided to be careful.

“I put the flashlight on her, when I got out of the car.  And about 15 feet off the side of the road there was a guy laying in the grass. I hit him with the light he got up and jumped in the car, took off down 94,” said Hadyniak.

Even now, he says the ‘what-ifs’ are still swirling through his head.

“Worst case scenario, I could have got bopped in the head with that, laid dead on the side of the expressway. Robbed me, stole my car, everything if I wouldn’t seen him it would have been bad news,” said Hadyniak.

John posted about the foiled plan on Facebook, warning folks to be smart and beware. He also called police and gave them a description of the car.

“Gives me goosebumps, I freak out every time I talk about it, that what ifs are so many,” said Hadyniak.

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