Driving along a highway late at night can be scary enough without an unexpected development giving you pause.

Ivan Tukhtin was recently driving on the New Jersey Turnpike in Jersey City when he came upon two orange cones blocking the road, while a man stood nearby outside another car.

Tukhtin pulled over to ask what was going on, but zipped out of there the minute he saw the man on the side of the road reach into his pocket, fearing something bad was about to happen.

Tukhtin immediately called police, who later arrested two men for setting up the phony road block.