usually car chases are somewhat predictable: the dude (usually it’s a dude) drives around for a few hours, runs out of gas, party’s over.
it’s the exceptions to the rules that keep us watching. sometimes the dude gets lucky and escapes miraculously. sometimes the guy crashes into something unexpectedly. rarely but sometimes the proper use of a spike strip ends it.
and sometimes the cops bust with the sweet pit maneuver, spin the guy around and trap him.
speaking of pits, today a lady with two big pit bulls stole an RV and drove way too fast through the valley.
on a hairpin u turn in a parking lot she scraped off a good chunk of the passenger side
she hit two cars hard, and a palm tree.
halfway though one of her dogs worked his way through the smashed out window and jumped into the street and hobbled over to the sidewalk
it ended when she hit said palm tree while hitting a man in a car who was trying so hard to get out of the way.
she ran with her remaining dog to a high wall driveway fence that refused to open up for her and when the CHP grabbed her you could see bloody paw prints on the stairs.
it was shocking and sad and maybe a little too much to take when you saw the dogs with their big tongues and wagging tails.
they deserved so much better than this.
fortunately they are both well, the guy who got hit has a bunch of broken ribs, and the woman was arrested.
but will we ever find out why she did this, why an RV, and does this disqualify her from owning pets?
so many questions.