The Mystery Machine

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Parolee tries to escape police in a high speed chase while driving a replica of the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. The real mystery here is how a 1994 Chrysler Town & Country got up above 100 MPH during the chase.
     Posted By: patty - Sat Mar 19, 2016
     Category: Crime | Motor Vehicles | Can’t Possibly Be True





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Jinkies ! .. and she woulda got away with it (Oh wait she did). I wonder what the BOLO is.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/19/16 at 05:43 PM
Be on the lookout for a woman last seen with a great dane and a skinny man in a green shirt trying to buy pot outside a sandwich shop.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/19/16 at 07:41 PM
So that's why those two are hungry all the time! I bet those Scooby snacks are edibles!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/16 at 10:50 PM
@Patty: How else do you think they get that dog to talk? ROOF ROOF ROOFERROO
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/20/16 at 01:13 AM
"The real mystery here is how a 1994 Chrysler Town & Country got up above 100 MPH during the chase."

Not really, they started putting V6's in them halfway through 1987. I got my parents 1990 Caravan over 100 plenty of times.
Posted by Laz on 03/20/16 at 08:16 AM
That thing is 12 years old now, so it still surprises me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/20/16 at 08:50 AM
@Patty: and you're over 50 years old now and still surprise us. Must be the regular "maintenance".
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/20/16 at 09:45 AM
This started about 6 miles from my home. The total "chase" was 25 - 30 miles with the pursuit by police being restrained due to traffic safety concerns. Use of a CHP helicopter for the final part of the chase allowed law enforcement to impound the vehicle. The towing company has indicated they may wind up auctioning it to recover impounding fees. More than a few people have contacted them trying to buy it now. For the insanely curious more information can be found at: http://www.redding.com. (Sorry, couldn't figure out how to hyper link)
Posted by Steve E. on 03/20/16 at 12:30 PM
@Steve: Go to your extension page of your browser and load "Create Link". It will do most (if not all) of the work for you...

... or ...

highlight the URL in your browser window, press <ctrl>C, come back here and press <ctrl>V
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/20/16 at 12:52 PM
From the site Steve was kind enough to link to:
She told officers she wasn't familiar with the Scooby-Doo cartoon and painted the van like the Mystery Machine on advice of friends, Redding Police Sgt. Chris Smyrnos said. "She felt that by calling her van the Mystery Machine she would be able to elude capture by law enforcement if she was ever pulled over," Smyrnos said in a news release.
Posted by ges on 03/20/16 at 10:51 PM
That's kind of like saying you can elude capture by having someone else's name tattooed on your neck. Its still an identifying mark, duh!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/21/16 at 12:56 AM
@Expat: Thanks for the information on how to make the link.

Also thank you for actually taking the time to create the link for me.

This story is right up there with the last one from my area about the adult male who lives as an infant. Got to love the WU.
Posted by Steve E. on 03/21/16 at 12:07 PM
You're welcome, Steve.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/21/16 at 12:29 PM
Patty - Answer to mystery? Down a steep hill with a strong wind.
Posted by GFinKS on 03/23/16 at 11:28 AM
ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!Ygot it sweetie!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/23/16 at 02:12 PM
An update for the interested. This is from the TV station's (KRCR) web site if the link goes away; http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/mystery-machine-involved-in-pursuit-has-new-owners/38961222


The lady has surrendered and is going through the system.
Posted by Steve E. on 04/11/16 at 11:27 AM
Thanks for the update Steve.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/11/16 at 02:14 PM
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