Around 9:00 p.m. when we were still on the interstate and Tom started complaining that he needed to use the bathroom there was already tension in the car before this but his constant complaining brought about a slight argument between the two of us it was about personal stuff I’d rather not share with the internet at last I saw a blue rest area sign zoom past us on the interstate so I veered off into the rest area it had a small building with two bathrooms a couple vending machines and a few benches that was it there were no other cars parked nearby besides some big white pickup truck as I pulled up next to the building Tom got out in a hurry and ran to the bathroom I left the car on because I knew he’d be back soon like I said I don’t want to get into personal stuff like why we had a bit of an argument but it seemed we were at that stage where we were in exchanging words anymore. I figured the rest of the ride would be silent about a minute later the back door open dementia I wanted to say something to Tom but I didn’t know what to say so I just stayed quiet and drove off. I noticed that the white pickup truck parked nearby was leaving as well in fact, he was close behind me I veered back onto the interstate and into the left lane and the pickup truck did the same I stepped on it a little and so did he started flashing his lights so I switched to the right lane thinking he was nothing but an aggressive driver but as soon as I switched to the right so did he was still flashing his lights. I pulled into the right lane and started to slow down he sped up still in the middle lane and when he caught up to me he slowed down and lowered his window I did the same and he started yelling something to me pointing at my car he looks like a creepy sketchy dude at first glance I couldn’t hear a word he was saying so he pointed for me to pull over to the side I told Tom to keep calm in my head I was saying if this guy tried to do anything funny I would floor it the pickup pulled up behind me on the grass and the guy came out of his truck running to my car I put the car back in Drive as my heart was
racing ready to drive but then he screamed wait he got to my window and said that’s not your kid and pointed to the backseat as he said this I was confused and said what he said that’s
not your kid that got in your car suddenly the back right-side door opens and I turned to see someone getting out of my car not my son Tom I got out from the car screaming at the tall person who seemed to be a fully grown man but they had already disappeared into the woods I looked at the driver the pickup and thanked him as I suddenly panicked thinking about what could have happened to Tom I got back in my car crossed the grass between the interstate and drove back to the rest area the guy in the pickup followed me he got back there in like 30 seconds to find Tom waiting outside the rest area bathroom he got back in the car all confused I explained everything to him almost out of breath as did the pickup driver I thanked the guy one more time before he drove back to the spot he was sitting in before tom
was so intrigued about what just happens and I was so disturbed that we were back on good terms again we chatted the whole rest of the way and told family about it as soon as we arrived I never even got to see what the person who got in my car looked like honestly maybe I should be happy I never turned around to look at them because I don’t know what they would have done.