Dallas police are investigating a possible case of road rage after two men say they were chased Tuesday night in Oak Lawn by a driver pretending to be a police officer.
The victims say the whole thing lasted about five minutes, but to them it felt like an eternity. According to the men, the driver tried to force them off the road, threatened to shoot them and called them homophobic slurs.
Michael O'Neal and Caleb Kratzer were driving back to Kratzer's place in Oak Lawn Tuesday around 10:30 p.m. when a man demanded their attention.
"He had a police hat on and he kept telling us to slow the eff down and that we were going to jail,” O’Neal explained.
The unidentified man was driving a black Cadillac Escalade. O'Neal says the suspect told him he was a cop, but his actions on the road didn't add up.
"He would go from in front of us to the side of us to try and intimidate me,” O’Neal said.
In a matter of seconds, the friends found themselves in a real life game of cat and mouse. Kratzer was behind the wheel.
"I didn't know if he had a gun or if he was going to ram me off the road or something,” Kratzer said.
Kratzer says he tried to disengage from the situation, but the driver wouldn't let him and followed them down a curved road.
"The only thing next to me is a house and he swerves into my lane,” Kratzer explained. “If I hadn't slammed on my brakes, I would've went into that house."
At one point, Kratzer cut through an alley. He thought he lost the guy, but then the SUV reappeared.
It all came to a head at the intersection of Lemmon Avenue and Mahanna Street.
That's when Kratzer made the bold move to get out of his car and try to get the man's license plate. The driver then took off.
The men were not able to get a good look at the driver's face, but say the black Cadillac Escalade had Louisiana plates.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Dallas Police Department.