Jesus, this is spooky and gave me chills, v. 2.0.
Years ago, when cell phones were just coming and were the size of walkie-talkies, I bought one for the wife. My boy and his wife had just moved to Monroeville, AL. We were in Navarre Beach, FL and the roads in between were really desolate - especially the one out of Brewton, AL. (Looked just like that picture.)
Wife went on up to visit the kids. Just outside of Brewton a big Cadillac with one of obama’s sons passed, pulled in front and started pacing her. Another car with obama’s son II came up from behind and paced as well. The cell was so new she didn’t know how to use it but made a big display of talking on the phone.
The Caddy in front suddenly took off like a shot, leaving son II probably wondering WTF. He quickly pulled over and stopped. Wife continued but never did see the other guy. We reported it to the town police in Brewton and the Alabama State Police but never heard anything more.
To this day, both of us believe she would have been robbed, raped, and maybe murdered as it was boondocks up there and you’d never be found. I wouldn’t let her go that way alone again and she never argued. There hasn’t been a time when I thought of that incident that I didn’t break out in a cold sweat and bless the day I married a quick-thinker.
What a story! She was lucky...very.
I had an acquaintance back in that era who traveled all sorts of back roads visiting itty-bitty factories in rural GA, AL, MS, and the FL panhandle as an industrial coatings rep.
He kept a MAC-10 in .45 ACP under his car seat with a couple of spare mags. Not joking. Those things were popular around here back then (ATL-area).