On the stand, Wise said when Hernandez got out of the driver's seat of his truck, he could hardly stand. Wise said Hernandez stared blankly into space and their eyes met.
"He would not quit looking in our direction," Wise said. "I felt something was going to happen."
Wise said Hernandez stood a few parking spots away, yelled at him, threw his hands in the air, and started walking towards Wise.
Surveillance video shown in court showed Hernandez's girlfriend tried pulling Hernandez back, urging him to stop.
Wise said he felt threatened.
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He opened his truck door and reached for his cell phone. Wise said at that point Hernandez yelled, "I have a gun too. I've got a 40 in my truck."
Wise believed Hernandez was referencing a 40-caliber handgun.
Wise got into his truck and called 911 as he drove away from the parking lot.
"I had a bad feeling something was going to happen that night," Wise said on the stand.
The prosecution played Wise's 911 call from that night, which he could be heard telling the dispatcher he was worried Hernandez would get in the car and drive drunk with the child in the back seat.
Wise told prosecutors he drove to the gas station next to the Denny's about an hour later and saw several police cars with flashing lights. The next morning, he saw on the news Hernandez had died. Wise called detectives to let them know he had a run-in with Hernandez before Thompson did.
Wise was on the stand for about two hours before the court took a break for lunch.
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