A 45-year-old man in upstate New York placed a frantic 911 call Sunday as he hung from the back of a moving pickup truck.
While clinging to life, Robert Kowalik told a dispatcher, "He just hit me. I'm hanging on his truck, hurry, hurry, oh please hurry. ... He ran over my leg. He ran over my leg. I can't hold on much longer. He's killing me."
The terrifying journey lasted for at least four miles through Troy, N.Y and Brunswick, N.Y., according to a police report of the incident, which began at about 5:30 p.m. It ended in a Walmart parking lot. There, Kowalik freed himself and the pickup driver sped away.
Kowalik survived and was transported to Albany Medical Center. His injuries are not life-threatening, according to multiple reports.
Police later arrested Seth Scudds, 45, of Hoosick Falls and charged him with second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
It remains unclear what role, if any, Kowalik played in the beginning of the incident. Scudds and Kowalik are acquaintances, and were involved in a dispute in a parking lot prior to the start of the drive that produced a separate call to police.
During the 911 call from Kowalik that came amid the incident, he could be heard yelling, "I want my pills back," to someone in the vehicle, according to ABC News.
It was also unclear whether Kowalik was being dragged or hanging on during portions of the incident. Video, seen above, only shows a short portion of the event.