LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - An eerie exchange at a Little Rock shopping center went viral on Facebook.
"My fiance texted me this morning, and he was like 'You're viral babe,'" Laura Johnson says.
For Laura, scrolling on Facebook took on a different tone Tuesday.
I've gotten like 250 new friend requests," Johnson says.
She shared details of a disturbing encounter she had at the Pleasant Ridge Town Center that resonated with thousands.
Nearly 20,000 people shared her story.
Laura says, as she was driving out of the parking lot Monday night around 5:30, a man drove up to the nose of her car, got out and came to her window.
"He was like sweating profusely," Johnson says.
"He had what appeared to be a bulletproof vest on over his button-down."
She claims he accused her of hitting his car and wanted her to get out.
An antenna of suspicion rose.
Laura knew she didn't hit his car and refused to get out..
The man jumped back in his car and sped off in seconds.
"He was so quick to just leave simply based on the fact that I wasn't going to make myself vulnerable by stepping out of my vehicle," Johnson says.
Those moments struck a chord with so many.
Hundreds left comments and most were happy to hear Laura did what she felt was right..
"Anything that feels unsafe, it's always OK to stand your ground," Johnson says.
"That's what I did, and it ended up overpowering this guy and he ran away."
It's a story worth sharing that went viral almost as fast as the man disappeared.
"I have no idea what I avoided, but I'm glad I avoided it," Johnson says.
Johnson adds that since posting her story, she's had at least 10 women reach out to her revealing that they've recently had similar experiences in the Little Rock area.
Johnson filed a police report with Little Rock PD Monday night.
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