|Updated: 11/06/2013 11:09 am
||Published: 11/05/2013 9:28 pm
Ralph Privett said he was attacked in traffic during the noon rush last month on 71st Street near Highway 169.
"I was going to go to Cheddar's to grab a bite to eat," said Privett.
The driver in front of him slammed on the brakes, so Privett did the same. A man in a tan pickup had been riding Privett's bumper the whole time, but the abrupt stop sent that man into a fit of road rage.
"He told me to get out of the way," said Privett.
Seconds later the man was standing at Privett's window.
"He threw 20-30 punches," said Privett.
Strapped in a seat belt and stuck in traffic, Privett grabbed for the man's shirt. The attacker grabbed a 4-inch knife, and aimed for Privett's chest. Privett blocked the strike with his wrist.
"He was trying to kill me," said Privett.
"The car was rocking, the car was rocking," said Denise Jones.
Jones and her coworkers were a couple of cars back. They became a captive audience in the standstill traffic.
"You don't think anything like that would happen in Tulsa," said Jones.
Privett said the attacker sprinted back to his truck, hopped the curb and left. Privett said it took police more than an hour to respond.
"I guess I can tell everybody if they want to kill someone, come to Tulsa," said Privett.
Whoever attacked Privett is still out there.
"I'll never forget this spot," said Privett.
FOX23 talked to Tulsa police about the incident. They said a report was filed about a man who was stabbed in that area. They said they've done everything they can to track down the attacker and have stayed in contact with Privett.