Recently, a man took a leisurely ride on North Carolina's Interstate 77, not in his car, but outside someone else's.

Brenda Cruz, who was driving behind the white Oldsmobile Alero to which the man desperately, incredibly clutched, shot the above footage with her cell phone. Police identified the suspect but have not released his name publicly.

If only the story behind the stunt were as zany as the outcome. From WSOC:

Officers said the incident started as a domestic dispute when the woman's boyfriend, "assaulted her by grabbing her arm and pulling her onto the ground" during an argument, according to a CMPD report.


A witness, who did not want to talk on camera, said she was there Saturday and saw the woman abandon her car in the intersection, then run to the Payless Shoe Store, begging for help.The witness said she saw the man later walk away and the woman drove off.

Twenty minutes later, the woman's white Alero was going up to 55 mph on I-77 northbound near exit 7. 911 dispatchers could not believe what drivers were seeing.

Witnesses said the mystery man then shattered the car's rear windshield and climbed inside, where there were two child passengers, and the woman driving eventually pulled over. No one was hurt, and the driver told police she's not interested in pressing charges.

[Image via WSOC]