This is the third installment in a three-part series where we chronicle the 15 craziest chases, robberies, beat-downs and drug busts in the long-standing reality show. Be sure to check out Craziest Incidents 15-11
, and Craziest Incidents 10-6
before getting into this list. If you can't get enough COPS, be sure to tune in to new episodes Saturdays at 8/7c, only on Spike.
Without further ado...5: FUGITIVE DRIVER CRASHES INTO TAXI THEN FLIPS HIS VAN
A renegade driver takes off on a high speed chase after being lit up by cops. After a lengthy chase, he eventually crashes into a taxi at an intersection, then proceeds to flip his van and get pinned under it. DO NOT RUN FROM THE POLICE. 4: INSANE HIGH SPEED PURSUIT
This is arguably the most intense car chase that has aired on this long-standing reality show. Officers chase a brown Honda through the streets as he dangerously weaves in and out of traffic. He drives the wrong way in traffic, avoids spike strips, and endangers many drivers and pedestrians before eventually crashing and being apprehended. 3: HORRIFIC BIKE ACCIDENT CAUGHT ON TAPE
While an officer is making a routing traffic stop, a bicyclist is very severely hit by a completely separate car. What results are the actions of a truly instinctual first responder. The officer acts decisively and does everything to help the victims. 2: PSYCHOTIC WOMAN TRIES TO RUN DOWN POLICE WITH VAN, THEN ATTACKS WITH LARGE KNIFE
When officers respond to a call of a possibly suicidal woman, then respond to a scene with a number of questions. A crazed female driver rams her van into their police cruiser, then proceeds to attack officers with a very large kitchen knife. Unfortunately, she turns the knife on herself and ends up with a trip to the hospital. 1: SHOOTOUT IN PHILLY
In this clip, Officers King Harris and Hank Gless are patrolling the streets of Philly in the late 80's. Then respond to a call of gun shots, and what they find is arguably the craziest footage ever caught by COPS cameras. A crazed, naked man descends from the stairs with gunshots and seemingly superhuman strength. It takes a half dozen officers to subdue him, and is a testament to how grateful we should be to the boys in blue.
Thus concludes our countdown of the 15 craziest COPS moments to date. Let the debate begin, but first: SPECIAL BONUS CLIP: MAN FIGHTS POLICE AFTER BEING MACED SEVERAL TIMES