This is finally a demonstration of why an anecdote does sometimes equal data.
This exact scenario happened to my father in 1968 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He went into a convenience store, got back into his car and drove away only have a man rise out of the back seat and put a knife to his throat. He told him just start driving as part of a premeditated plan.
It was a case of mistaken identity. He thought my father was having an affair with is fiance even though they had never met and decided he wanted to execute them both together. They drove around all night with the man trying to arrange the dual execution with no success. At about 6 am, things were getting desperate. They stopped at a pay phone to make another call to the fiance. No one answered but my father pretended she did. He faked a conversation and then just quickly bashed the man in the nose with the pay phone (they were 60’s style and heavy). A fight ensued and my father broke away and ran. He was so mad that he turned around and beat him even more for good measure incapacitating him.
In the meantime, people witnessed the initial kidnapping and reported it so there were police cars on the lookout all over. He ran to one and the man was arrested. He had a long list of charges on top of that one and got sentenced to life in prison for that stunt among many other things. He should still be in prison but after all these years but I am not sure about that.
I do know that he promised my father that the first thing he would do if he ever got out would be to hunt him down and kill him so my father is always armed to this day. It sounds rare and barely believable but it can happen.