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A woman shared a frightening video of her being followed by a man in a red car on her 8-mile run. Watch the scary incident unfold in the clip below:
However, a standard practice run turned into a terrifying experience as she noticed that a man in a red car was constantly following her around.
The 24-year-old told TODAY: "The first time that he drove by me, he had his whole top half of his body out the window, looking back at me multiple times, and it kind of slowed down.
"When I saw him drive by the second time doing the same thing, I just got this really bad gut feeling and I was like, something’s wrong."
She added: "It's just one of those things where it's like, you don't think it's going to happen to you, until it happens to you.
"I don't want to risk anything — I gotta have my parents come pick me up."
Earlier this month 34-year-old Eliza Fletcher was abducted and killed on her regular morning jog in Memphis, Tennessee.
Commenting on the tragic death, Samantha said: "It really spooked me because as a fellow runner, I’m like oh my gosh, this could possibly happen to me."
Samantha's TikTok went viral and many rushed to the comments section to show their support.
"I’m so proud of you for calling the police and asking for help and just all of it," one user commented.
A second person added: "Smart girl. This makes me cry. I have felt your fear. I’m glad you’re safe."
"Proud of you for listening to your gut and asking for help!" another wrote.
While a fourth person said: "When you showed it parked hidden under the tree, it solidified that something was sketchy for!"
"Smart girl. Always keep an eye out for a strangers face you see more than once," someone else commented.
The 24-year-old says she now runs with an alarm, mace and a whistle to help her keep safe.
She also plans to stick to indoor tracks from now on.
Samantha concluded: "It was a really big accomplishment that I even got myself to do that half marathon because I really thought that I might not ever run again."
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