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Driving While Crazy

A motorcycle getaway gets jammed; a heavy duty pickup plows through police; a hotel has a hostage crisis; a pair of convicts makes a run for it; a citizen stops a cruising criminal; a shortsighted drunk eats dirt.

Man:IT'S ALL ON VIDEO.

Bunnell: THERE'S A REASON IT'S CALLED...THE WAR ON CRIME.

FOR THE NEXT 60 MINUTES...

WE'LL PUT YOU ON THE FRONT LINE.

YOU'LL SEE THE SCARIEST PURSUITS,

WILDEST SHOOTOUTS,

AND MOST OUTRAGEOUS OUTLAWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

Man: GET OVER HERE!GET OVER HERE!

MUCH OF THIS FOOTAGE...

HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.

WE'VE GATHERED THESE STORIES FROM POLICE...

ONE OF YOU NEEDTO TAKE HIM OUT OF HERE NOW.

...NEWS AGENCIES...

OH, NO!

...EVEN CITIZENS ON PATROL...

TO SHOW YOU THE STARK REALITY

THAT CRIMINALS HAVE DECLARED YOU...

THE ENEMY.

AND KNOWING YOUR OPPONENT IS THE ONLY WAY...

...THIS WAR WILL BE WON.

[ GUNSHOTS ]

[ TIRES SCREECHING ]

[ GRUNTING ]

[ GUNSHOTS ]

I'M SHERIFF JOHN BUNNELL.

YOU MIGHT THINK IT'S CRAZY

TO PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINEFOR A JOB,

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE MENAND WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

DO EVERY DAY.

LOWLIFE HOODLUMS DON'T HESITATETO PUT COPS IN THE CROSS HAIRS.

SO WHEN OFFICERSHEAD OUT ON PATROL,

THEY'D BETTER BE READYFOR A FIGHT.

INSIDE THIS BANK IS A ROBBER

ARMED WITH A PISTOL AND TWO HAND GRENADES.

HE'S AN ADDICT WHO IS ITCHING FOR DRUG MONEY,

BUT HE BOTCHED HIS GETAWAY.

NOW HE'S TAKEN THE CUSTOMERS HOSTAGE.

THE CROOK COMMUNICATES WITH THE NEGOTIATOR BY PHONE,

AND OVER AN AGONIZING 12 HOURS,

HE AGREES TO RELEASE MOST OF THE CIVILIANS.

BUT HE KEEPS THE LAST TWO FOR A SPECIAL PLAN.

LATE AT NIGHT, THE JUNKIE FINALLY STEPS OUTSIDE

AND TRADES THEM FOR A MEANS TO ESCAPE --

A GASSED-UP MOTORCYCLE.

WITH THAT MUCH SPEED AND MANEUVERABILITY,

HE COULD SLIP PAST AUTHORITIES AND DISAPPEAR INTO THE NIGHT.

BUT COPS HAVE A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT PLAN.

AN UNMARKED POLICE CAR SPEEDS IN FRONT OF HIM...

...AND THE REBEL'S WILD FLIGHT GETS HIJACKED.

THE BIKE BLOWS INTO PIECES...

AND THE PERP FLIPS END OVER END ONTO THE ASPHALT.

OFFICERS SWARM THE BATTERED MAN.

THEY QUICKLY CONFISCATE THE GUN AND GRENADE

BEFORE HE HAS A CHANCE TO USE THEM.

THE JONESING SUSPECT IS HAULED OFF TO THE HOSPITAL.

LOOK LIKE HE'LL FINALLY GET HIS WISH AND SCORE SOME MEDS.

THE OFFENDER EVENTUALLY HEALS UP

TO FACE A STRING OF SOBERING CHARGES.

THIS LOWLIFE THOUGHT HE COULD THREATEN INNOCENT PEOPLE...

AND THEN ROCKET AWAY...

BUT HIS ESCAPE WAS JUST A LAUNCHING PAD...

...TO JAIL.

[ SIREN WAILING ]

IN THE HANDS OF A DETERMINED CRIMINAL,

A HEAVY-DUTY PICKUP CAN BE NEARLY UNSTOPPABLE.

AND AS POLICE ARE ABOUT TO LEARN,

THE MAN IN THIS STOLEN TRUCK

HAS JUST AS MUCH WILLPOWER...

AS HORSEPOWER.

THE CAR THIEF ROLLS INTO A PARKING LOT

OF A MASSIVE SHOPPING CENTER.

[ POLICE RADIO CHATTER ]

AS CRUISERS MOVE IN TO CUT OFF THE SUSPECT...

...A COP STATIONED AT THE MALL PUTS HIM UNDER THE GUN.

IN SECONDS, HALF A DOZEN FIREARMS

ARE TRAINED ON HIS VEHICLE...

BUT HE'S NOT STOPPING FOR ANYTHING.

[ GUNSHOTS ]

OFFICERS TRY TO SHOOT OUT THE TIRES.

UNFAZED, THE CULPRIT SHRUGS OFF THE GUNFIRE.

NEXT, HE PLAYS CHICKEN WITH THE LAW...

...FORCING A MOTORCYCLE COP TO BAIL OFF HIS BIKE.

THEN THE LEAD PATROLMAN DECIDES TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE.

HE TARGETS THE PICKUP'S TAILGATE

AND TEARS THIS GUY A NEW ONE.

EVEN AFTER A SECOND PIT,

THE MADMAN KEEPS CONTROL OF HIS RIDE.

POLICE FOLLOW THE OUTLAW INTO A PARKING STRUCTURE,

WHERE HE'S FORCED TO DOUBLE BACK.

IT GIVES THE LEAD OFFICER A CHANCE TO CLOSE THE GAP...

AND DELIVER ANOTHER MASSIVE HIT.

BUT IT'S STILL NOT ENOUGH.

THE TRUCK SPINS A FULL 270 DEGREES.

YET SOMEHOW, THE BATTERED RIG IS AGAIN ON THE MOVE.

BUT WHEN THE THIEF AIMS HIS GRILLE

DIRECTLY AT AN OFFICER...

...THE COP RESPONDS THE ONLY WAY HE CAN...

AND UNLOADS.

[ GUNSHOTS ]

GET OUT OF THE CAR!

INCREDIBLY, IT'S THE SAME MOTORCYCLE COP

HE NEARLY CRUSHED BEFORE,

AND THE CORNERED LAWMAN IS FORCED TO OPEN FIRE.

AUTHORITIES CONVERGE ON THE SUSPECT.

THEY PULL THE WOUNDED MAN FROM THE TRUCK.

UNBELIEVABLY...

HE'S STILL FIGHTING.

THE CROOK HAS SUFFERED FOUR GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

HE'S LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.

IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH

TO CONVINCE HIM TO STRAIGHTEN UP HIS ACT,

MAYBE 15 YEARS IN THE STATE PEN WILL.

THIS STUBBORN OFFENDER USED A BEEFED-UP RIDE

FOR A JAW-DROPPING RAMPAGE.

[ GUNSHOTS ]

BUT HE FOUND OUT THAT A MEAN TRUCK...

AND A BAD ATTITUDE...

...ARE NO MATCH...

FOR STALWART POLICE.

[ GUNSHOTS ]

MOST NIGHTS, MANNING A HOTEL DESK IS DULL WORK...

BUT THIS CLERK IS ABOUT TO HAVE A CHECK-IN

HE'LL NEVER FORGET.

HE LETS A STRANGER IN, THINKING HE'S A GUEST.

INSTEAD...

HE'S A ONE-MAN CLEANING CREW.

THE ROBBER DEMANDS ACCESS TO THE CASH DRAWER...

AND HELPS HIMSELF TO THE EASY PAYDAY.

BUT WHEN THE CROOK HEADS FOR THE DOOR,

HE GETS A RUDE WAKE-UP CALL...

BY A COP WHO SAW THE SUSPICIOUS CULPRIT ENTER.

BLOCKED BY THE ARMED LAWMAN...

...THE PERP TAKES A HOSTAGE.

THE EMPLOYEE KNOWS

HE HAS TO GIVE THE OFFICER A CLEAR SHOT.

IT'S DO OR DIE.

THE CLERK STRUGGLES,AND THE COP LETS THE LEAD FLY.

INJURED, THE INTRUDERFIRES A SURPRISE SHOT...

RIGHT THROUGH THE COUNTER.

BUT THE PATROLMANHAS HIM DEAD TO RIGHTS.

[ GUNSHOT ]

INCREDIBLY, THE WORKER MAKES IT OUT UNSCATHED.

[ GUNSHOT ]

THE ATTACKER ISN'T SO FORTUNATE.

HIS WOUNDS ARE FATAL.

THE VIOLENT THIEF THOUGHT KNOCKING OVER A HOTEL

WOULD BE SIMPLER THAN PUNCHING UP ROOM SERVICE.

BUT THANKS TO ONE ALERT COP,

HIS SCHEME... WAS SHOT TO PIECES.

COMING UP ON "WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS,"

A LATE-NIGHT TICKET...

MAKES A DRIVER FIGHTING MAD...

SOME TEXAS INMATES RIDE ROUGHSHOD

OVER PRISON GUARDS...

...AND A BOOZED-UP RUNNER...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...GETS KNOCKED INTO THE GUTTER.

[ SIRENS WAILING ]

AMERICA HAS MORETHAN 2.2 MILLION CRIMINALS

BEHIND BARS.

BUT LOCKING SOMEONE UPISN'T THE END OF THIS STORY,

BECAUSE MOST OF THESE DIRTBAGSNEVER STOP CAUSING TROUBLE.

FOR THESE TWO INMATES,

A LATE-NIGHT PHONE CALL IS A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE.

BUT TONIGHT IT'S ALSO A SNEAKY OPPORTUNITY.

[ YELLING INDISTINCTLY ]

GO BACK.

NO!STOP!

AS A GUARD STEPS OUT TO TELL THEM TIME'S UP,

THE CRIMINALS LAUNCH A DARING JAILBREAK.

GO BACK!

ONE CROOK, A BURGLAR, OUT-MUSCLES A FEMALE OFFICER,

BUT HIS BUDDY, IN FOR MURDER, HAS A TOUGHER OPPONENT.

THE MALE GUARD REFUSES TO GIVE GROUND.

FROM THE ADJACENT OFFICE, TWO OTHER JAILERS CHARGE IN,

BUT THE NIGHT CREW MAY NEED MORE HELP.

THE RUFFIANS FORCE THEIR WAY INTO THE NEXT ROOM

AND HEAD FOR THE LOBBY.

A TOUGH FEMALE GUARD FIGHTS TO KEEP THE FELONS INSIDE,

BUT THE THIEF HELPS FREE HIS PAL...

ALLOWING THE KILLER TO BOLT FOR THE EXIT.

NOW HE'S LEFT ALONE.

OUTNUMBERED THREE TO ONE, HE SHOULD REALIZE HE'S BEAT...

...BUT THE ONLY WAY TO GET THROUGH HIS THICK SKULL

IS TO PUT A CHOKE HOLD ON HIM.

POLICE SOON CATCH THE OTHER INMATE

AND LEVEL CHARGES OF ESCAPE

AND ASSAULT ON A PUBLIC SERVANT.

WHEN THESE CONVICTS WERE GRANTED A LITTLE LATITUDE,

THEY REPAID THE GUARDS WITH BRUTALITY.

THEIR DAYS OF SPECIAL PRIVILEGES ARE NOW LONG GONE...

...AND ALL THAT'S LEFT IS A MUCH LONGER STINT OF HARD TIME.

OFFICER JEFF JOHNSON STOPS A CAR FOR A SPEEDING VIOLATION.

FOR TONIGHT'S PATROL, THE COP HAS A RIDE-ALONG PASSENGER,

A CIVILIAN WHO'S WATCHING JOHNSON

FROM THE SAFETY OF THE CRUISER.

BUT WHAT THE CITIZEN OBSERVER DOESN'T KNOW

IS THAT HE'S ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE

THE RIDE-ALONG OF A LIFETIME.

IN JUST SECONDS, THIS PETTY VIOLATOR...

...TURNS INTO A DANGEROUS OPPONENT.

AND JUST LIKE THAT, IT'S ON.

THE SPEEDER FIGHTS AGAINST THE CUFFS,

A SIGN HE'S GOING TO ATTACK,

SO JOHNSON TRIES TO TAKE HIM DOWN.

GET YOUR HANDS BEHINDYOUR BACK RIGHT NOW!

BUT EVEN A SLAM-UP AGAINST THE SEDAN...

...DOESN'T KNOCK ANY SENSE INTO THIS GUY.

THE STRUGGLING SUSPECT

FORCES HIS WAY INTO THE DRIVER'S SEAT...

A DANGEROUS PREDICAMENT FOR THE COP.

AMAZINGLY, THE UNARMED RIDE-ALONG

BOLDLY RUSHES IN TO HELP,

BUT THERE'S ONLY ROOM FOR TWO

IN THE TIGHT QUARTERS OF THE CAR.

THEN THE MAN DOES SOMETHING REALLY OUTRAGEOUS.

WITH THE PATROLMAN STILL GRAPPLING,

THE DRIVER PUNCHES THE GAS.

THE DARING CIVILIAN TRIES TO ASSIST

AND NEARLY GETS TAKEN ALONG ON THE HARROWING PEEL-OUT.

NOW INSTEAD OF RIDING SHOTGUN,

THE OBSERVER BECOMES THE PRIMARY

IN A HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT.

HE QUICKLY CATCHES UP TO THE SPEED DEMON,

WHO'S GOT HIS HANDS FULL WITH THE IRATE OFFICER.

THINKING FAST, THE CITIZEN SPOTS AN OPENING

AND USES THE CRUISER TO BLOCK THE RENEGADE IN.

IT PAYS OFF.

THE PERP BAILS ON FOOT,

AND THE HONORARY DEPUTY IS RIGHT ON HIS HEELS.

OFFICER JOHNSON AND HIS NEW SIDEKICK

MAKE SHORT WORK OF THE FUGITIVE.

THE FACT THAT A CIVILIAN BUSTED HIM DOESN'T SEEM REAL.

AND EVEN CUFFED IN THE BACK OF THE SQUAD CAR,

THE LOSER STILL DOESN'T GET IT.

IF THIS DOPE HAD MORE BRAINS,

HE COULD HAVE AVOIDED SOME SERIOUS FELONY CHARGES.

GET YOUR HANDS BEHINDYOUR BACK RIGHT NOW!

FORTUNATELY FOR THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD,

THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF GUTS IN THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT...

...OR THEIR CITIZEN LAWMEN.

AN OFFICER RESPONDS TO A CHASE IN PROGRESS,

A MAN IN A STOLEN PICKUP

WHO ALREADY HAS MULTIPLE UNITS ON HIS TAIL.

LIKE MOST FUGITIVES,

HIS FLIGHT IS GIVING HIM A SEVERE CASE OF TUNNEL VISION.

WHAT'S WORSE, THAT VISION IS ALSO BLURRY FROM BOOZE.

NOW THE SHORTSIGHTED DRUNK IS ENDANGERING INNOCENT LIVES

IN HIS WILD ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE.

WHEN THE LEAD CRUISER TRIES TO EDGE PAST...

...THE LUSH SWERVES TO CUT HIM OFF.

AS RECKLESS AS HE IS WASTED,

THE OFFENDER FIGHTS ANY ATTEMPT TO BLOCK HIM IN.

THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY COPS ARE STOPPING THIS GUY...

A PIT MANEUVER.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

A TAP WITH THE BUMPER

SENDS THE PICKUP FLYING OUT OF CONTROL.

BACKUP WATCHES AS THE TRUCK SPINS INTO A DEATH ROLL

THROUGH THE DIRT.

ONLY SOME SKILLFUL MOVES BY THE OFFICER

KEEP HIS OWN CAR FROM FLIPPING AS WELL.

NOT KNOWING THE MAN'S CONDITION,

LAWMEN CAUTIOUSLY MOVE IN.

HE'S BANGED UP,

BUT THE CRIMINAL HAS SURVIVED THE CRASH.

HE'LL BE HEADING TO THE HOSPITAL WITH A POLICE ESCORT.

THIS DRUNKEN OUTLAW ROLLED THE DICE

WITH A HIGH-SPEED GETAWAY.

HE'S JUST LUCKY THAT THE ROLL...

...DIDN'T END IN A GRAVEYARD.

JUST AHEAD...

ARE YOU NAKED?!

...ON "WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS,"

WHEN A CAR THIEF MAKES TRACKS...

...IT'S THE ROAD...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...TO RUIN...

A VICIOUS BANK ROBBER

GETS A PENALTY FOR EARLY WITHDRAWAL...

AND AN IRATE MOTORIST...

...BACKS UP HIS ANGRY WORDS.

[ SIREN WAILING ]

SERGEANT JASON TAYLOR

PULLS OVER A SPEEDER ON A RURAL HIGHWAY.

WHEN THE WOMAN ROLLS TO A STANDSTILL,

BLOCKING AN EXIT LANE,

TAYLOR GETS HIS FIRST INKLING SHE MIGHT BE DRUNK.

THE SKEPTICAL COP'S NOT SOLD.

HER CAR SMELLS LIKE A BREWERY.

BUT THE REAL TROUBLE STARTS...

...WHEN THE WOMAN OVERHEARS

WHAT DISPATCH SAYS ABOUT HER LICENSE PLATES.

THAT'S CODE FOR STOLEN...

...AND THE LADY KNOWS IT.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

SHE FLOORS IT,

NEARLY RUNNING OVER TAYLOR'S FOOT AS SHE TEARS AWAY.

[ SIREN WAILING ]

EVEN IN A HIGH-POWERED INTERCEPTOR,

THE SERGEANT STRUGGLES TO CATCH UP TO THE BANDIT.

BLASTING DOWN THE HIGHWAY...

...THE TREACHEROUS DAME IS A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN.

AND IT GETS WORSE.

SHE'S ROCKETING TOWARD A BUSY TOWN.

AT THESE SPEEDS, A PIT MANEUVER

COULD LAUNCH HER INTO A DEADLY BARREL ROLL.

IT'S A SCENARIO TAYLOR HOPES TO AVOID.

AT THE CITY LIMITS...

...HIS HAND IS FORCED.

WITH A SQUAD CAR STOPPING ONCOMING TRAFFIC...

A BUMP SENDS THE LEAD FOOT FLYING OUT OF CONTROL.

SHE SKIDS ALL THE WAY AROUND THE OTHER UNIT,

AND AMAZINGLY, SHE SPINS BACK ACROSS THE HIGHWAY.

BUT HER RIDE JAMS TO A STOP AGAINST A TRACTOR TRAILER.

TAYLOR PINS HER CAR AGAINST THE SEMI.

WITH BACKUP COVERING, THE SERGEANT BREAKS OUT HER WINDOW.

BUT THE STUBBORN LADY DOESN'T BUDGE.

SO TAYLOR GIVES HER...

...50,000 VOLTS...

...OF ELECTRIC ENCOURAGEMENT.

FINALLY, THE WOMAN'S OUT OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT...

...AND IN CUFFS.

BEST OF ALL...

...NO ONE WAS HURT.

THIS RECKLESS DRUNK...

...RACKED UP A LITANY OF CHARGES.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

BUT THANKS TO A COP WHO'S COOL UNDER PRESSURE...

...HER HIGH-SPEED ESCAPE...

...CAME TO A SCREECHING HALT.

WITH TODAY'SSURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

AND THE CELLPHONE REVOLUTION,

THE POLICE RESPONSE TO CRIMEHAS NEVER BEEN FASTER.

BUT IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT,

SOME CIVILIANS CHOOSEAN EVEN FASTER RESPONSE.

IT'S A QUIET AFTERNOON AT THE GUARDIAN CREDIT UNION.

BUT WHEN THIS MAN COMES IN WEARING A HOOD AND A MASK,

HE IMMEDIATELY GETS EVERYONE'S ATTENTION.

HE GIVES EACH TELLER A NOTE,

EXPLAINING THAT HE HAS A GUN AND DEMANDING THE CASH.

HE CONTROLS THE ROOM, KNOWING THEY WON'T RESIST...

AND THAT THE LONE WOMAN CUSTOMER WON'T INTERFERE.

BUT HE DOESN'T NOTICE THE MAN MUNCHING POPCORN

IN THE WAITING AREA.

IT'S THE HUSBAND OF THE FEMALE PATRON.

AND WHEN HE SEES HIS WIFE IN DANGER,

HE MANEUVERS PAST THE VELVET ROPES AND CRASHES THE PARTY.

THE SNACKER CAN'T FIND A PATH,

SO HE BLAZES ONE AND MAKES A MEAL OUT OF THIS MEATHEAD.

[ SCREAMS ]

FINALLY, HE GETS A LITTLE CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM A TELLER,

AND HIS LITTLE LADY ADDS A DOSE OF STREET JUSTICE.

WHEN THE MANAGER COMES IN,

HE OFFERS HIS NECKWEAR TO TIE UP LOOSE ENDS.

CROOKS EXPECT PEOPLE

TO BEHAVE A CERTAIN WAY DURING A ROBBERY --

THE SMART WAY.

WHAT THIS GUY DIDN'T EXPECT

WAS A MAN MORE CONCERNED FOR HIS WIFE'S SAFETY...

...THAN FOR BEING SMART.

OFFICER ROBERT McCASKEY HAS HIS HANDS FULL

WITH AN IRATE DRIVER...

...AFTER GIVING HIM A SPEEDING TICKET.

THE CALM PATROLMAN GIVES TEXTBOOK ANSWERS

TO THE MAN'S PREDICTABLE OBJECTIONS.

BUT THE NEXT FEW SECONDS

ARE NEITHER TEXTBOOK NOR PREDICTABLE.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

THE DISGRUNTLED DRIVER DECIDES THAT THIS COP...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...CAN KISS HIS TAILPIPE.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

THE REAR WHEEL OF THE CAR SMASHES THROUGH THE WINDOW...

WITHIN 6 INCHES OF McCASKEY'S FACE.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS EVEN MORE AMAZING.

DESPITE THE OFFICER'S ORDERS...

...THE MAN REPEATEDLY HITS THE ACCELERATOR...

...INSTEAD OF THE BRAKE.

BY THE TIME HE STOPS...

...McCASKEY IS WONDERING

IF THIS IS AN ACCIDENT OR SOMETHING ELSE.

THE MAN WAS CLEARLY ANGRY ABOUT GETTING A TICKET...

...AND EVEN MORE PEEVED AT GETTING SOME ADVICE.

BUT WITH NO PROOF HIS ACT WAS INTENTIONAL,

ALL POLICE CAN DO

IS ADD A RECKLESS-DRIVING CHARGE TO HIS RECORD

FOR THIS HOT-TEMPERED CLASH...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...WITH THE LAW.

STILL TO COME

ON "WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS"...

[ CROWD SCREAMS ]

...A STONER WHO'S RUNNING ON FUMES...

...SPARKS A SIZZLING FOOT CHASE...

MAN: Oh,and now the guy's running.

...AND A BAD GUY WITH A GRIEVANCE AND A GRENADE

LET'S ONLY ONE OF THEM DROP.

PLUS, A FLEEING THIEF...

...TURNS THIS SEXY IMPORT...

MAN: Ooh!

...INTO A SMOLDERING THREE-WHEELER.

NEXT.

PURSUIT POLICIES NOT ONLY DIFFERFROM ONE DEPARTMENT TO ANOTHER,

BUT ALSO FROM ONE CHASETO ANOTHER.

OFFICERS FACTOR INTHE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENSE

AND THE RISK TO THE PUBLIC

BEFORE ULTIMATELY DECIDINGTHE SAFEST WAY TO MAKE THE BUST.

MAN: We're Southboundon the 5 freeway now,

coming through Sun Valley.

THIS UNBELIEVABLE THREE-HOUR CHASE STARTED

BECAUSE THE DRIVER WAS GOING A LITTLE FAST...

AND THEN REFUSED TO PULL OVER.

HE'S BEEN LIT UP THROUGH SIX FREEWAYS,

SEVEN SEPARATE COMMUNITIES,

AND FIVE POLICE JURISDICTIONS.

Look at this.

The CHP has taken overthe pursuit right now.

ONCE THE CHP IDENTIFIES HIM

AND SEES HE'S NO IMMEDIATE THREAT,

THEY BACK OFF FOR SAFETY PURPOSES

AND LET THE CHOPPER TRACK HIM,

KNOWING THEY CAN PICK HIM UP LATER.

BUT THE HELI'S NOT ALONE.

TV van's right behind him now.

NEWS CREWS ARE FOLLOWING THE STORY,

AND NOW THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES ON HIS TAIL.

I see the news truck,but I don't see police.

AT ONE POINT, THE DRIVER EVEN STOPS FOR GAS.

Oh, I don't believe this.

THEN HE CALMLY CONTINUES WITH THE SO-CALLED CHASE.

This is crazy.What is this guy doing?

WHEN THE LAID-BACK SPEEDSTER FINALLY PULLS OVER,

THE SCENE LOOKS MORE LIKE A MOVIE PREMIERE

THAN A FORTHCOMING ARREST.

AND WHAT IS THE WELL-DRESSED FLEEING MOTORIST

WEARING THIS YEAR?

YOUR BASIC CASUAL ROBE AND PAJAMAS.

[ SIREN WAILING ]

AS THE LOCAL P.D. IS CALLED IN,

OUR MAN ON THE LAM EVEN STOPS TO HAVE A LITTLE TOKE.

BUT WHEN HE SPOTS THE FUZZ...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...THIS DUDE CAN BEAT FEET WITH THE BEST OF THEM.

Here comes some units now.

Oh, and now the guy's running,

racing awayfrom the officers here.

WHATEVER HE'S SMOKING ISN'T AFFECTING HIS SPRINT SPEED.

AFTER ALL, THIS KID HAS BEEN OUTRUNNING COPS

FOR THE PAST THREE HOURS.

BUT AT LAST, THE RAGGEDY ROADRUNNER IS SLOWING DOWN.

AND PAJAMAS OR NO PAJAMAS,

THE POLICE ARE NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES.

[ ELECTRICITY CRACKLES ][ SCREAMS ]

AND FINALLY...

Up!They're using the taser.

They just zapped him.Down he goes.

AND THE GREAT CHASE IS FINALLY OVER.

THE TV VULTURES GATHER 'ROUND.

IN TODAY'S MEDIA, NO ONE CAN AVOID THE WALK OF SHAME.

BEFORE DEPOSITING THE GUY IN THE POLICE CAR,

A CURIOUS OFFICER ASKS THE OBVIOUS QUESTION.

Officer: DANIEL, ARE YOUON ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?

JUST -- JUST MARIJUA--NO. NO.

MARIJUANA?

NO. I HAVEN'T.

I HAVEN'T...SMOKED ANY TODAY.

WHO WOULDN'T BELIEVE THAT?

THE OFFICERS TURN HIM OVER TO THE PARAMEDICS...

WHO TAKE HIM FOR ONE LAST RIDE OF THE DAY.

Oh, I don't believe this.

WITH POLICE DILIGENTLY ENFORCING THE LAW...

AND REPORTERS DOGGEDLY SEARCHING FOR THE SCOOP,

THEY MADE SURE THIS RETRO RENEGADE...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...WOULDN'T GET AWAY...

BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S GOING TO TURN OUT TO BE...

[ ELECTRICITY CRACKLES ][ SCREAMS ]

...BAD NEWS.

Down he goes.

I HAVEN'T... SMOKED ANY TODAY.

AN UNSTABLE MAN WEARING A WIG AND FAKE MUSTACHE

HAS POLICE ON EDGE.

HIS NAME IS MARTIN GIRALDO,

AND HE'S HOLDING AN M26 HAND GRENADE

WITH THE PIN ALREADY PULLED.

MR. GIRALDO STANDS ON A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

OVER ONE OF THE BUSIEST STREETS IN THE CITY.

HE IS ASKING FOR TWO THINGS --

A CELLPHONE TO CALL HIS WIFE AND 20 MILLION PESOS.

SHOULD MARTIN RELEASE THE HANDLE,

THAT GRENADE HAS A 10-SECOND FUSE,

AND THEY'RE RIGHT ACROSS FROM A SCHOOL AND SEVERAL BANKS.

TRAFFIC IS HELD UP FOR THREE HOURS

AS TWO OFFICERS PATIENTLY STAY WITH MARTIN.

THEY CALM HIM, TELLING HIM THE MONEY IS BEING DELIVERED...

WHILE THE BOMB SQUAD PREPARES FOR THE WORST.

SUDDENLY, GIRALDO STOPS TALKING.

AS TECHS GET IN POSITION, THE UNIFORM OFFICERS DECIDE

IT'S TIME TO GRAB THIS MAN AND HIS WEAPON.

BUT THEY ONLY SECURE ONE.

WHEN COPS RUSH MARTIN, HE DROPS THE GRENADE.

OFFICER JORGE MUĂ‘OS GRABS THE BOUNCING M26

AND TOSSES IT OFF THE BRIDGE.

THE BLAST BLOWS APART NEIGHBORING STOREFRONTS,

BUT FORTUNATELY, THIS TYPE OF EXPLOSIVE

HAS A LIMITED 50-FOOT RANGE OF DESTRUCTION

AND ONLY TWO PEOPLE ARE INJURED, NONE SERIOUSLY.

MARTIN IS DRAGGED DOWN THE STEPS ON HIS WAY TO JAIL.

INSTEAD OF TALKING TO HIS WIFE,

HE'S NOW LEFT HER TO PICK UP THE PIECES...

...OF THEIR SHATTERED LIVES.

HE THOUGHT STEALING MONEY WOULD SECURE HIS FUTURE

AND HE WAS PACKING ENOUGH BANG FOR THE BUCKS,

BUT THESE OFFICERS MADE SURE THIS SITUATION

DIDN'T BLOW UP IN THEIR FACE.

JUST AHEAD...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]Man: OH, NO!

...ON "WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS"...

A WOMAN TOPS A MAXIMUM SPEED...

Officer: SPEED'S NOWAT 100 MILES AN HOUR.

...WHILE WEARING THE BARE MINIMUM...

WALK BACK TOWARDS ME.

...AND A RUSSIAN BURGLAR FIGHTS THE LAW...

THE LAW OF GRAVITY.

[ CROWD SCREAMS ]

WHEN SOMEONE RUNS FROM THE LAW,

IT'S QUITE OBVIOUSTHEY HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE.

BUT SOMETIMES WHAT POPSOUT OF THAT VEHICLE

AT THE END OF A PURSUIT

CAN TAKE EVEN THE MOST SEASONEDOFFICER BY SURPRISE.

A SUSPECTED D.U.I. TRIES ELUDING AUTHORITIES

AT OVER 120 MILES AN HOUR.

WHEN IT BECOMES CLEAR THERE'S NO ESCAPE,

THE VEHICLE FINALLY PULLS OVER.

POLICE ORDER THE DRIVER OUT.

BUT HANDS ARE NOT ALL THEY GET TO SEE.

IT'S A DRUNKEN WOMAN WEARING NOTHING

BUT A TRANSPARENT TOP AND A THONG.

APPARENTLY, SHE WASN'T JUST WORRIED ABOUT BEING TIPSY,

BUT ABOUT SHOWING THEM AS WELL.

THE COPS DON'T KNOW WHY THIS PARTY GIRL

IS SPORTING SUCH A REVEALING OUTFIT.

BUT WHEN SHE TOOK HER SHOW ON THE ROAD,

SHE EXPOSED HER FOOLISHNESS...

WALK BACK TOWARDS ME!

...TO THE WORLD.

DO IT NOW!

[ SIREN WAILING ]

ANOTHER DAY, IN OGDEN, UTAH,

AN OFFICER FALLS IN BEHIND A CAR

THAT WAS JUST SWIPED FROM A CHURCH PARKING LOT.

WHOEVER THE THIEF IS,

GETTING AWAY WILL BE TRICKY AT ONLY 7 MILES AN HOUR.

THE SUSPECT TURNS INTO A DRIVEWAY...

...AND REVEALS SOMETHING SHOCKING.

[ SIREN WAILING ]

THIS PERP WAS DRIVING HIS AGE.

Officer: HOLD IT!

THE 7-YEAR-OLD BOY SKIPS SUNDAY SCHOOL TO GO FOR A JOYRIDE,

MISSING THAT WHOLE LESSON ON "THOU SHALT NOT STEAL."

BUT AN EVEN BIGGER SURPRISE

AWAITS COPS IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

MAN: He's speeding down 27!

UNITS TRY TO CORRAL A PASSENGER VAN

THAT REFUSED TO STOP FOR ERRATIC DRIVING.

THE OUTLAW DODGES THE CRUISERS, BUT NOT OTHER TRAFFIC.

Hit another car.

They're on the road now.

HE FLIES INTO AN INTERSECTION AND SLAMS A CROSSING MOTORIST,

MISSING ANOTHER CAR BY MILLIMETERS.

THE VAN LANDS ON ITS SIDE...

AND SUDDENLY, THIS HORROR SHOW TURNS INTO A CIRCUS.

A PERSON BAILS OUT, THEN ANOTHER, AND A THIRD.

INCREDIBLY, 10 INDIVIDUALS EMERGE DASHING DOWN THE ROAD.

THE DRIVER WHO WAS HIT IS FURIOUS,

BUT DOESN'T KNOW WHOM TO PURSUE.

AND IT'S STILL NOT OVER.

11 MORE PEOPLE JUMP OUT.

THE 21 FUGITIVES ARE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

THAT JUST CROSSED THE BORDER.

THEY SWARMED THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOODS,

CROSSING A PARK...

RUNNING ALONG STREETS...

AND HOPPING OVER FENCES.

BUT EVENTUALLY, THEY ALL HIT DEAD ENDS.

OFFICERS ROUND THEM UP,

AND NOW THEY'LL GET TO PILE INTO ANOTHER PASSENGER VAN --

A PADDY WAGON.

THE MOMENT OF PURSUIT STARTS...

WALK BACK TOWARDS ME!

DO IT NOW!

...COPS KNOW THAT EVERY OUTCOME IS AT PLAY...

...'CAUSE JUST WHEN THEY THINK THEY'VE SEEN IT ALL...

HOLD IT!

ALONG COMES AN ENDING...

...THAT MULTIPLIES THE CRAZINESS.

A MAN HANGS OUT A WINDOW

AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT BURGLARIZING AN APARTMENT.

CORNERED, HE TOOK THE ONLY EXIT HE COULD FIND.

NOW, WHILE POLICE PLOT A STRATEGY,

A REPORTER TRIES TO TALK HIM INTO SURRENDERING.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

THE GUY CASUALLY FINISHES A SMOKE...

WHILE DANGLING 85 FEET ABOVE THE PAVEMENT.

INSIDE THE BUILDING, LAWMEN PRY OPEN THE DOOR.

IT'S A DIVERSION FOR THEIR REAL APPROACH...

FROM ABOVE.

A RESCUE SPECIALIST REPELS FROM THE ROOF TO SNAG HIM.

EXCEPT THIS CROOK IS DONE JUST HANGING AROUND.

USING FLIMSY TV CABLES,

HE SWINGS AWAY FROM THE OFFICER'S GRASP.

EVEN A CIVILIAN TRIES TO GRAB THE DOPE ON A ROPE.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, HE WIGGLES AWAY.

FINALLY, COPS INSIDE LATCH ONTO HIS LEG.

HE FIGHTS LIKE A MAN OUT OF HIS MIND...

AND OUT OF HIS CLOTHES.

BUT HIS PANTS AREN'T THE ONLY THING GOING DOWN.

[ CROWD SCREAMS ]

THE SUSPECT TEARS LOOSE

AND PLUNGES A BRUTAL FIVE STORIES

TO A CONCRETE SLAB BELOW.

POLICE AND PARAMEDICS CONVERGE ON HIM, FEARING THE WORST.

INCREDIBLY, HE'S STILL ALIVE.

A NARROW LEDGE BROKE HIS FALL BEFORE IMPACT...

...JUST ENOUGH TO SPARE HIS LIFE.

HIS JAIL CELL WILL NOW HAVE TO WAIT

UNTIL HE'S FINISHED AT THE HOSPITAL.

IN THE END, NO ONE COULD REASON WITH THIS DERELICT.

AND NO ONE CAN CATCH HIM EITHER.

BUT POLICE HOPE THAT THIS DIM-WITTED ESCAPE...

...HAS CRUSHED HIS CRIMINAL WAYS.

COMING UP...

...ON "WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS"...

A STOLEN HOT ROD...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...GETS WAY TOO HOT TO HANDLE.

NEXT.

WOMAN: Oh, my God.

A NEWS HELICOPTER SEARCHES FOR A FUGITIVE IN A STOLEN CAR.

AND NOT JUST ANY STOLEN CAR...

...A BRIGHT YELLOW PORSCHE.

THE CROOK ISN'T EXACTLY DISCREET...

...BUT HE HAS THE HORSEPOWER TO KEEP HIS WILD FLIGHT ROLLING.

THE COCKY CAR THIEF JETS THROUGH INTERSECTIONS...

...SKIMMING WITHIN INCHES OF INNOCENT DRIVERS.

HE'S CLEARLY TESTING THE HOT ROD'S LIMIT...

...AND FINDS IT.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]MAN: Boom!

THE SPEED DEMON LOSES CONTROL ON A TURN AND SLAMS TO A HALT.

BUT SOMEHOW, THIS MARVEL OF GERMAN ENGINEERING

CONTINUES ON.

ALTHOUGH PART OF THE CAR IS OBLITERATED,

THE LEAD FOOT IGNORES THE GRINDING STEEL.

HE PRESSES PEDAL TO THE METAL...

AS FLAMES BELCH...

...FROM THE DAMAGED EXHAUST SYSTEM.

THE TOTAL PORSCHE HAS BECOME A ROLLING CATASTROPHE.

[ HORN BLARES ]

THE LOOSE TIRE SKIDS ACROSS THE ASPHALT, BASHING A MINIVAN.

AND IF THAT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH...

...A PEDESTRIAN IS NEXT IN THE LINE OF FIRE.

THE BYSTANDER NEARLY GETS A TURBO-CHARGED SHELLACKING.

"WILD MAN" PRESSES ON, RIDING ON A SHREDDED AXLE,

UNTIL FINALLY...

[ TIRES SQUEAL ]

THE SOUPED-UP HEAP SPINS INTO THE GRASS.

IT SHOULD BE THE END OF THIS HELL RIDE.

BUT THE BRASH ESCAPE ARTIST HAS OTHER PLANS.

HE SPRINTS INTO A SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD

AND DISAPPEARS UNDER THE TREES.

SECONDS LATER, LOCALS FLAG DOWN A CRUISER

WITH A SHOCKING REPORT.

THE RELENTLESS PERP JUST SWIPED THEIR TRUCK.

UNBELIEVABLY, HE CONTINUES HIS MARATHON OF MAYHEM,

BUT A 2-TON PICKUP DOESN'T CORNER LIKE A PORSCHE.

AS CRUISERS CLOSE IN, THE BANDIT FLOORS IT.

HE'S NOW RIDING ON RIMS.

AND WHEN HE TRIES A U-TURN,

OFFICERS BRAVELY RUSH THE CAB.

PATROLMEN MOB THE FIEND...

AND DRAG HIM FROM THE TRUCK.

THE MENACING OUTLAW IS FINALLY IN CUSTODY.

WHAT STARTED WITH A STOLEN SPORTS CAR

AND A RECKLESS ATTITUDE...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]MAN: Ooh!

...KICKED INTO HIGH GEAR...

[ TIRES SQUEAL ]

...AS A DANGEROUS SPREE.

AND JUST WHEN IT SEEMED

MR. HOT WHEELS WOULD NEVER RUN OUT OF GAS,

COPS MADE THEIR MOVE AND PUT THE BRAKES ON HIS GETAWAY.

[ SIRENS WAILING ]

GET ON THE GROUND!

SOME BAD GUYS USE INTIMIDATION...

SOME TRY CUNNING...

AND SOME RESORT TO UTTER RIDICULOUSNESS.

BUT EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE THINKING,

THE DANGER THEY POSE...IS REAL.

AND THAT'S WHY COPS WILL KEEP FIGHTING...

...AGAINST CRIMINALS OF EVERY KIND...

...TO KNOCK THEM DOWN A FEW PEGS...

[ CROWD SCREAMS ]

...AND SHOW THEM THE HARSH REALITY THAT CRIME...

...DOESN'T PAY.

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