According to an interview with the Daily Dot, Bernath said the incident occurred after the man cut him off on the road and then blocked him in.
The threatening language then started after Bernath was let out but then cut off again. He said:
Coming towards me from behind was this pickup truck who apparently got aggravated that he needed to slow down so he wildly cut me off and then blocked me in when there was a double-parked van on my side.
Once he let me through, I cut him back so he [couldn’t] block me in again…He then pulled up beside me and started threatening me with violence at which point I started filming.
Bernath said that he has unfortunately faced antisemitic abuse before but it had never lasted that long, nor had it been instigated because of road rage.
His video has since received thousands of views on social media, despite it being removed from both Instagram and YouTube and then eventually re-uploaded.
Bernath, who wears a kippah said that he did show the video to the police but has since decided not to press charges. He added:
I don’t think destroying his life would accomplish anything. He said put this video on the internet, and I did.