WATCH: Woman records fellow driver pointing gun at her on highway near Dallas
LANCASTER, Texas (KXAS) —
A Texas woman says a man pointed a gun at her while she was driving to work -- and she captured it on her cell phone.
The man claims he was acting in self-defense, thinking her cell phone was a weapon.
"I don't feel like I provoked the guy at all. I was just on my way to work," Victoria Best said.
Best was heading up I-35 towards I-20 Friday when she says the driver in front of her suddenly started stopping.
"When he started hitting his his brakes I slowed down, he slowed down and mashed on his brakes real heard where we both stopped," Best said.
She said she thought he was going to cause an accident, so she started shooting video with her cell phone, not realizing he had a gun in his hand until she looked at it later.
"It was really the look on his face that scared me the most. I wasn't sure if I wasn't recording if he would have shot me. It was a lot of things going through my mind. I was just scared most of all because I didn't ... I could have died," Best said.
Police say tips helped them identify the man. He voluntarily came in for questioning and claimed he was acting in self-defense and thought the woman's camera was a gun.\
Best, a bus driver in Dallas, says she wants justice.
S/ Victoria Best / Driver shot video
"For him to point a gun at me, and I don't fee like I did anything wrong."
Best posted the video on Facebook. The post has already been shared more than 20,000 times. It reads:
"This happened to me yesterday on my way to work, when I realized that my life was in danger I broke down in front of my coworkers....I'm posting this just to let everyone know that any day could be your last and also to warn everyone to be aware of your surroundings, I'm truly blessed to be alive today..."