Terrifying moment a stalled trader on the side of the road loses plot after a driver pulls over to see if he’s ok
By Brett Lackey for Daily Mail Australia
Update: 11:30 p.m. EDT, September 4, 2023
A broken-down shopkeeper on the side of a lonely Australian highway has been filmed launching an angry tirade of slurs at a motorist who pulled over to help him.
The chilling interaction happened last Thursday and was shared on the Dash Cam Owners of Australia social media page on Monday.
The driver of the dashcam-equipped ute flashes his headlights at the disabled ute, which has its hood open and smoke billowing from the engine, before pulling up beside the vehicle.
The bizarre footage then shows the shopkeeper, standing in the road and dressed in dirty high-vis work clothes, telling the Good Samaritan, “Don’t throw your lights at me, mate, what’s going on?”
The driver seems stunned by the reaction and looks for a partial answer before the shopkeeper launches a long rant at him.
“Don’t jump on me and don’t turn on your headlights,” shouts the stranded driver.
“I just blew my engine. »
“What the is wrong with you?” Get out of the car, buddy.
“Go now! »
The driver, who seemed ready to lend a hand, slowly drives away, telling the man, “You’re mental, mate.”
This seems to infuriate the tradie even more, who shouts “f*** off f***” as the driver accelerates.
Good Samaritan slows down to check if stuck driver is okay and needs help
But the rude shopkeeper shouts a tirade of insults at him, prompting him to leave.
The broken-down car appears to be a regular-cab Toyota LandCruiser LC79, which sells for between $85,000 and $115,000 depending on model and specification, with the driver appearing to have spent more to modify the bed.
Viewers of the clip were puzzled by the trader’s reaction.
“Don’t everyone just turn on their lights to show you saw them,” one person said.
“Wonder how he drove before that,” said another.
“There’s no doubt he’s missed at least a couple of oil changes and doesn’t mind that on the face of it,” added a third.
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