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A driver stopped his vehicle in the road for what he thought was a deer. It turned out to be a man with a gun, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The 28-year-old driver called deputies at 10:46 p.m. Monday to report the ordeal.

He said he was driving near the 1200 block of Five Chop Road around 10 p.m. when he thought he saw a deer trying to cross the road. He stopped his vehicle in the road.

When the man looked to his left, he saw a black male with a gray beard and a bald head. He was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

The driver said the man opened his front passenger door and pointed a black gun at him, he told deputies.

When the man entered the vehicle, he ordered the driver to travel down various roads.

The driver remembered passing the 40/40 club and Fred’s, he said.

The man kept ordering him to make turns, the driver told deputies.

At one point, they turned down a dark road.

That’s when the kidnapper said to the driver, “You know this is a road where a lot of people die at,” the report said.

The driver said he didn’t respond to the man’s statement.

He said the man became upset and “got into his face,” the report states.

The man then asked the driver, “Do you want to die?”

The driver said he didn’t respond to the man, who then became even more upset.

The man ordered the driver to steer into a cornfield where the vehicle bogged in the mud.

When the vehicle became stuck, the man yelled, “D - - - !” and then took off running down the street, the driver said.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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