In what looks like a scene out of a horror movie, a motorist has captured the moment a mysterious hooded man attempted to get into his vehicle.

On a near deserted stretch of road approaching the Kearsley Selections Road near Cessnock in the early hours of Sunday morning, the shocking vision has been uploaded to Dashcam Owners Australia showing a 4WD parked by the side of the road with a man standing nearby with his head bowed.

As he slows the driver approaches the vehicle before apparently attempting to open the door, causing the driver to accelerate before he could enter the car.

The driver has told the Newcastle Herald that after evading the man he then tried unsuccessfully to ring his wife who was traveling in another car about a minute behind and warn her of the impending danger. 

‘‘I almost stopped before I could go around this guy, and as we went past he just lunged at our door,’’ the woman told the Newcastle Herald.

“We still don’t know what he was trying to do, whether he was trying to rob us, was he trying to take our car or was he trying to hurt us.

‘‘It has really shaken us up.’’

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