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Soft Targets, Hard Lessons

A man in China cuts it a little too close; a check forger has a tango with fate; chaos breaks out in a prison; geezers teach a thieving youngster a lesson; a robber suffers the worst misfire of all time.

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.

STAY BACK!

YOU'LL SEE THE SCARIEST PURSUITS,

WILDEST SHOOTOUTS...

AND MOST OUTRAGEOUS OUTLAWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

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 NEED TO TAKE HIMOUT OF HERE NOW.

...NEWS AGENCIES...

OH, NO!

...EVEN CITIZENS ON PATROL

TO SHOW YOU THE STARK REALITY

THAT CRIMINALS HAVE DECLARED YOU...

GET ON THE GROUND!

...THE ENEMY.GOING IN! WE'RE GOING IN!

AND KNOWING YOUR OPPONENT IS THE ONLY WAY...

THIS WAR WILL BE WON.

WHOA!

[ GUNSHOTS ]

[ TIRES SCREECHING ]

[ GRUNTING ]

CLOSED CAPTIONING FUNDED BYA&E TELEVISION NETWORKS

I'M SHERIFF JOHN BUNNELL.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

A CRIMINAL BEING CAUGHTOR ESCAPING

IS OFTEN A MATTER OF SECONDS.

RESPONDING TO A THREAT QUICKLYIS CRUCIAL

FOR AN OFFICER TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

SO DON'T BLINK.

WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOUHOW OFFICERS

MAKE EVERY SECOND COUNT.

[ SIRENS WAILING ]

IN DALLAS, TEXAS, THE CHAOS BEGINS.

A WANTED CHECK FORGER LEADS COPS ON A WILD PURSUIT.

BUT THERE'S MORE GOING ON HERE

THAN JUST A FELON WHO WANTS TO GET AWAY.

THE DRIVER IS BELIEVED TO SUFFER FROM BIPOLAR DISORDER

AND MAY BE OFF HIS MEDICATION.

THE ERRATIC MAN THINKS HE'S UNSTOPPABLE.

BUT EVEN AS HE TRIES TO LOSE HIS TAIL

WITH AN AGGRESSIVE MOVE...

...HELICOPTERS TRACK HIM FROM ABOVE.

THE UNBALANCED SUSPECT TURNS DOWN AN EXIT.

AND WHEN THE NEXT ON-RAMP IS CLOGGED...

...HE STARTS KICKING UP THE DIRT,

REALLY CRANKING THINGS UP A NOTCH.

EVERY TIME POLICE CLOSE IN...

HE FINDS AN ESCAPE.

AND HIS MOVES ARE GETTING MORE DANGEROUS.

A VIOLENT SWERVE...

SENDS HIM FLYING ACROSS THE GRASS

AND STRAIGHT THROUGH A ROAD MARKER...

...YET SOMEHOW, HE REGAINS CONTROL.

AND HIS RECKLESSNESS ON THE HIGHWAY...

...WILL BE NOTHING

COMPARED TO WHAT HE'S ABOUT TO DO ON SURFACE STREETS.

THE MISGUIDED DRIVER BECKONS HIS PURSUERS,

DARING THEM TO FOLLOW

AS HE TAKES A MIND-BOGGLING RISK.

TEMPTING FATE, HE SPEEDS THROUGH CROSS TRAFFIC,

JUST MISSING CATASTROPHE.

AND IT GETS EVEN MORE DANGEROUS...

AT A RAILROAD CROSSING.

[ BELLS CLANGING ]

THE FUGITIVE BLOWS THROUGH THE CROSSING ARM

MOMENTS BEFORE THE TRAIN SCREAMS BY.

THE OFFICER IS FORCED TO WAIT

AS THE PERP GETS FURTHER AWAY EVERY SECOND.

AT LAST, HE CAN GO.

HE FLOORS IT TO CLOSE THE GAP.

BUT THE THIEF'S REPEATED GAMBLES ARE ABOUT TO GO BUST.

THE CROOK SQUEEZES INTO THE INTERSECTION.

AND A PICKUP NEARLY SHEARS OFF HIS ENGINE BLOCK.

THE BRUTAL COLLISION

CATAPULTS THE CRUMPLED SEDAN 50 FEET DOWN THE ROAD.

FOLLOWING THE WAKE OF DEBRIS, OFFICERS SWARM THE WRECK...

...AND BREAK OUT A WINDOW TO REACH THE REBELLIOUS FORGER.

HE'S SERIOUSLY INJURED,

AND PARAMEDICS HAVE TO CART HIM TO A HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT

BEFORE HE'S TRIED, CONVICTED,

AND GIVEN A 7-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE.

THIS ALLEGEDLY BIPOLAR OUTLAW

HAD A CRIMINAL STREAK...

...MADE DOUBLY DESTRUCTIVE BY HIS CONDITION.

NOW HE'LL HAVE TO GET HIS TREATMENTS IN PRISON...

...AFTER DISHING THIS BAD MEDICINE...

...ON THE STREETS.

IN FOSHAN, CHINA,

AN UNSTABLE MAN HAS GONE FROM LOSING HIS COOL

TO LOSING HIS HEAD.

HE WAS IN A BLOODY SCRAP EARLIER,

AND POLICE HAD TO BREAK IT UP.

BUT WHEN HE PULLED A BUTCHER KNIFE AND PUT IT TO HIS NECK,

OFFICERS WERE QUICK TO BACK OFF.

THEY NOW HAVE HIM SURROUNDED ON THE STREET

WHERE PASSING PEDESTRIANS GAWK.

AND EVEN PAPARAZZI GATHER TO RECORD THE TENSE STANDOFF.

BUT TWO OF THESE MEN AREN'T JUST ONLOOKERS.

THEY'RE PLAINCLOTHES COPS

MOVING INTO POSITION TO STRIKE.

THEY KNOW IF THE SUICIDAL MAN

GETS EVEN A WHIFF OF THEIR PLAN,

HE MIGHT BATHE THE STREET IN BLOOD.

SO THEY HAVE TO WAIT FOR JUST THE RIGHT MOMENT...

AS FELLOW OFFICERS DISTRACT HIM WITH NEGOTIATION...

TO SPRING THEIR TRAP.

[ MAN SCREAMING ]

IT'S A PERFECT AMBUSH.

ONE GOES HIGH, GRABBING THE KNIFE.

ONE GOES LOW...

AND DOWN GOES THE THREAT.

[ MAN SCREAMING ]

THEY HELP HIM TO HIS FEET,

AND SECONDS LATER,

A MEDICAL TEAM TENDS TO HIS MINOR WOUNDS.

TONIGHT, HE'LL BE TAKEN AWAY TO A PSYCH WARD.

BUT THE SUSPECT WILL EVENTUALLY BE THANKFUL

FOR THESE TWO PATIENT POLICEMEN

WHO KEPT HIM FROM CUTTING HIS THROAT

BY CUTTING HIM DOWN TO SIZE.

IN PELICAN BAY PRISON, A GANG FIGHT IS ABOUT TO ERUPT.

THE INMATE IN THE BATHROBE

HAS A BEEF WITH THE MEN IN THIS CELL.

BUT WHEN THE DOORS OPEN FOR COMMUNAL TIME...

...THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE TALKING.

A RIVAL GANGSTER KICKS THE MAN'S FACE...

...AS A PAIR OF PARTNERS JOINS IN TO TRIPLE-TEAM HIM.

THE BEATEN CONVICT GETS HELP

FROM AN ALLY WHO DIVERTS TWO OF THE BRUISERS.

BUT THE ODDS QUICKLY CHANGE AGAIN.

HOTHEADS FROM EVERY SIDE CHARGE INTO THE FRAY,

ALL WANTING A PIECE OF THE ACTION.

[ ALARM BLARING ]

THE AGGRESSION HAS NOW SPIRALED WAY BEYOND GANG RIVALRY.

IT'S UTTER CHAOS, AS CRIMINALS USE THE FREE-FOR-ALL

TO SETTLE PERSONAL SCORES.

ONE TOUGH GUY TRIES TO SURPRISE A LONGTIME FOE...

...AND SUFFERS A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE.

AND WHEN THE CON IN THE ROBE

FINALLY BREAKS FREE OF HIS PUNISHMENT...

EVEN HE PASSES THE PAIN ON TO SOMEONE ELSE.

OFFICERS FORCE THE FEUDING PARTIES

TO OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE HALL.

A FEW INMATES TRY TO GET IN SOME LAST LICKS,

BUT IT'S THE GUARDS THAT HAVE THE FINAL WORD.

AUTHORITIES TAKE CONTROL,

SENDING EVERYONE BACK TO THEIR CELLS

AND THE WORST OFFENDERS TO SOLITARY.

THOUGH A PRIVATE VENDETTA LED TO THIS FIGHT...

...IT SPARKED A PRISON-WIDE MELEE.

AND THE ONLY WAY TO CAGE THE VIOLENCE

WAS FOR GUARDS TO LAY DOWN THE LAW.

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

[ SIREN WAILS ]

...GEEZERS TEACH A THIEVING YOUNGSTER

THAT TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE...

A ROBBER PLAYING FAST AND LOOSE

SUFFERS THE WORST MISFIRE OF ALL TIME...

...AND A SOPPING-WET FUGITIVE

GETS PUT THROUGH THE SPIN CYCLE.

NEXT.

[ SIRENS WAIL, TIRES SCREECH ]

SOME OF THE MOST FREQUENTLYABUSED DRUGS IN AMERICA

DON'T COME FROM MEXICOOR THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE IN ASIA.

THEY COME FROMYOUR NEIGHBORHOOD DRUG STORE,

WHERE AN ADDICT WILL DO WHATEVERIT TAKES TO GET HIS NEXT FIX.

AT A PHARMACY IN LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA,

A MAN ENTERS HOLDING A SHIRT OVER HIS MOUTH AND NOSE.

BUT HE ISN'T FIGHTING AN ALLERGY ATTACK.

HE'S ITCHING FOR SOME PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

THE JUNKIE, RUSSELL GIANGROSSO,

ORDERS PHARMACIST DICK HAVER

TO GET HIM SOME OXYCONTIN --

AND LOTS OF IT.

OF COURSE, CARRYING THE STASH WILL BE A TWO-HANDED JOB,

WHICH MEANS ONE THING --

HE BETTER GET THAT MASK TIED ON CORRECTLY.

HOW HIGH DO YOU HAVE TO BE FOR THIS SORT OF BRILLIANCE?

WHEN HAVER RETURNS, HE CAN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES.

THIS KID JUST WROTE HIM A PRESCRIPTION FOR PAYBACK.

BUT RUSSELL IS SO FOCUSED ON THE DOPE,

HE'S FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE WEAPON.

AND WHEN THE BUMBLING TWEAKER GETS AGGRESSIVE...

...THE DRUGGIST GIVES HIM HIS MEDICINE.

HAVER GRABS THE PISTOL,

AND RUSSELL TRIPS OUT.

AS A CO-WORKER JUMPS IN, THE GUN FALLS FREE.

BUT THEY'VE TILTED THE ODDS.

AND WHEN A THIRD SENIOR ENFORCER SWOOPS IN...

HE MATCHES THIS PUNK HEADLOCK FOR HEADLOCK.

LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE'S BEEN TAKING THEIR DAILY VITAMINS.

THE SECOND WORKER RETRIEVES THE PIECE

THEN GOES TO CALL FOR HELP.

RUSSELL DECIDES TO CUT HIS LOSSES.

WELL, EXCEPT FOR ONE.

BUT NABBING THAT LAST VIAL

EARNS HIM A SNEAKER SUPPOSITORY.

AS HE TEARS FOR THE EXIT,

HAVER GRABS A GUN OF HIS OWN,

READY TO ADD SOME LEAD TO THIS GUY'S DIET.

HE'S UNDERSTANDABLY UPSET.

BUT WHEN HE GETS OUTSIDE,

HE TAKES THE PROVERBIAL CHILL PILL

AND DECIDES IT'S NOT WORTH KILLING THIS LOSER.

HIS PAL IS IRATE THAT THE PERP IS GETTING AWAY.

BUT HE WON'T GET FAR.

HE'S IN A STOLEN TRUCK THAT HAS A SECURITY TRACKER,

AND WITHIN AN HOUR,

POLICE REPORT THAT THEY HAVE NABBED HIM.

THIS DRUG FIEND THOUGHT

A PHARMACY STAFFED BY GERIATRICS WAS A SOFT TARGET.

BUT HE CLEARLY FORGOT TO TAKE HIS BRAIN MEDS.

HE ALSO LEARNED THAT ROBBERY

MAY CAUSE LOSS OF PROPERTY...

AND A FEELING OF HELPLESSNESS...

NOT TO MENTION DIFFICULTY BREATHING...

AND, IN EXTREME CASES, A SEVERE PAIN IN THE ASS.

AT THIS TRAVELODGE,

A SOON-TO-BE LEGENDARY STICKUP MAN

ENTERS THE LOBBY.

HE PAUSES AT A VENDING MACHINE

UNAWARE HE'S BUYING HIS LAST MEAL.

THE SNACKER COMES TO THE COUNTER

AND ASKS CLERK VRAJESH PATEL IF HE HAS CHANGE FOR A $50.

BUT WHEN PATEL COUNTS THE BILLS,

THE ROBBER PULLS A PISTOL,

A MOVE THAT'S ABOUT TO SEAL HIS FATE.

THE FRIGHTENED CLERK COOPERATES

AS THE MAN EMPTIES THE DRAWER ALMOST CASUALLY.

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S ALSO HOW HE'S HOLDING HIS GUN.

[ GUNSHOTS ]

AS THE CROOK GRABS THE DOUGH...

[ GUNSHOTS ]

...HE ACCIDENTALLY SQUEEZES THE TRIGGER, FIRING TWICE.

THE FIRST SHOT HITS PATEL IN THE STOMACH.

BUT THE RECOIL THROWS THE BARREL BACK,

SHOOTING THE GUNMAN POINT-BLANK.

PATEL PAINFULLY REACHES UP TO THE DESK AND CALLS 911

WITH THE DEADLY WEAPON LYING NEXT TO HIM ON THE COUNTER.

HE'LL RECOVER IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT THE THIEF WILL NOT.

HE FOOLISHLY THOUGHT WAVING A PISTOL

WOULD HELP HIM SCORE A FEW EASY BUCKS.

BUT NOT KNOWING HOW TO HANDLE

THE TOOLS OF HIS ILLEGAL TRADE...

[ GUNSHOTS ]

...WAS A KILLER.

IN WILDER, KENTUCKY...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...AN ARREST QUICKLY GOES BUST.

SPOTTED AT A GAS STATION,

THIS FUGITIVE JUST RAN DOWN A COP TO ESCAPE.

AND IN THESE SLICK, RAINY CONDITIONS,

HIS MANIC DRIVING COULD PROVE EVEN DEADLIER.

THE MAN RACES DOWN A BOULEVARD,

RISKING A DEVASTATING HYDROPLANE.

BUT A STRETCH OF FLOODED ROAD

ALLOWS OFFICER MIKE MURDOCK TO CATCH UP.

FOR MURDOCK, THERE'S NO HESITATION.

TIME TO NAIL THIS GUY.

SHAKEN, THE PERP MISJUDGES A TURN...

...AND ENDS UP LOCKING BUMPERS IN A FIERCE SHOVING MATCH.

BUT A JOLT KNOCKS THE SUSPECT FREE,

AND HE SPEEDS AWAY.

THE RUNNER PRESSES HIS LUCK EVEN HARDER,

BLASTING THROUGH STOP SIGNS

AND DODGING APPROACHING CRUISERS,

BARELY AVOIDING A DEADLY HEAD-ON.

MURDOCK MOVES IN FOR ANOTHER HIT,

BUT THIS TIME, THE RENEGADE DARTS

ONTO A NARROW ONE-WAY STREET...

THE WRONG WAY.

THE INSTANT THEY REACH THE END OF THE BLOCK,

MURDOCK SENDS ANOTHER JARRING MESSAGE,

BUT IT DOESN'T GET THROUGH TO THE SLIPPERY DRIVER.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

HE MANAGES TO STEER CLEAR OF THE WET WIPEOUT.

BUT THE OFFICER IS RELENTLESS.

HE WALLOPS THE PUNK AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY

WITH A SLEW OF TEETH-RATTLING HITS.

PANICKED, THE MARAUDER NEARLY TAKES OUT A SCHOOL BUS,

THREATENING THE LIVES OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC AGAIN.

HE SPRINTS DESPERATELY TOWARD AN OPENING.

BUT ON THESE WATERLOGGED ROADS,

HE'S IN OVER HIS HEAD AND SPINS HIMSELF OUT.

PINNED IN, THE PERP REVS HIS ENGINE.

[ ENGINE REVS ]

BUT LAWMEN SWARM HIM, GUNS IN HIS FACE.

NOW THE RAINY-DAY RUNNER WILL GET 13 YEARS

AFTER POURING ON THE INFRACTIONS,

INCLUDING ASSAULTING AN OFFICER.

THE MAN'S ORIGINAL CRIME...

...WAS NOTHING MORE THAN CREDIT-CARD FRAUD.

BUT THIS IDIOTIC SWINDLER

IS ALSO ON A FOUR-DAY CRACK BENDER.

HIS CLOUDED JUDGMENT CAUSED A HARROWING CHASE

AND A DELUGE OF NEW CHARGES

THAT WILL LEAVE HIM MORE THAN WASHED OUT.

JUST AHEAD...

[ GUNSHOTS ]

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

THE ONLY THING DUMBER THAN TAKING THIS JOYRIDE

IS GETTING SLAP-HAPPY WITH OFFICERS...

AND A COP RESPONDING TO A CALL GETS SENT HOME EARLY.

THEN LATER, A SCHOOL-BUS THIEF...

...LEARNS THE SCIENCE OF POLICE INTERVENTION.

[ SIREN WAILS ]POLICE SIRENS RING OUTAT 120 DECIBELS.

THAT'S NEARLY AS LOUDAS A ROCK CONCERT.

SO WHEN OFFICERS ANSWER A CALL,

EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOWTHAT THEY'RE COMING.

BUT SOMEHOW, PEOPLE STILLGET CAUGHT OFF GUARD.

IN DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS,

OFFICER LUIS CERON PULLS A U-TURN

TO TRACK DOWN A SPEEDER.

AFTER ALL, LEAD FOOTS ARE A DANGER

TO EVERYONE ON THE ROAD.

UNFORTUNATELY, SO ARE DISTRACTED DRIVERS.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

A DAYDREAMING MOTORIST STARTS TO CROSS THE STREET.

CERON TRIES TO SWERVE BEHIND,

ONLY TO SEE THE SEDAN STOP SQUARE IN HIS PATH.

THE SQUAD CAR PLOWS INTO SOME TREES.

LOOKS LIKE THE SPEEDER WILL GET AWAY WITHOUT A TICKET.

BUT CERON IS LUCKY TO GET AWAY WITH HIS LIFE.

IN TIGARD, OREGON, OFFICER CALEB PHILLIPS

IS IN FULL EMERGENCY-RESPONDER MODE.

[ SIREN WAILS ]

WITH LIGHTS FLASHING AND SIRENS BLARING,

THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD KNOW HE'S COMING.

BUT A DRIVER IN HIS OWN WORLD

WILL CAUSE SOME HARD-HITTING REALITY.

INSTEAD OF PULLING OVER, THE OBLIVIOUS PERSON CUTS LEFT

AND TURNS THIS ROADWAY RESPONSE...

INTO A TERRIFYING HOUSE CALL.

IT'S JUST LUCK THAT NO ONE IS INJURED.

BUT IN ENID, OKLAHOMA, THINGS WON'T END AS WELL.

K-9 OFFICER STEVE MILLER

JUST I.D.'d A CAREER CRIMINAL AND WANTED FELON.

AND WHEN THE LAWMAN ACTIVATES HIS SIREN...

[ SIREN WAILS ]

...THE LOWLIFE MAKES A RUN FOR IT.

ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, HE HITS A SNAG.

A WIDE LOAD IS BLOCKING TRAFFIC.

BUT HE IMPROVISES...

...WITH A DEATH-DEFYING MOVE.

MILLER FOLLOWS THE MANIAC ACROSS THE ONCOMING LANE.

BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME EXTRA MUSCLE TO RUN HIM DOWN.

SO HE YIELDS TO OFFICER DUANE ANDREWS...

IN A SOUPED-UP INTERCEPTOR.

[ SIREN WAILS ]

NOW, WITH MULTIPLE SQUAD CARS SOUNDING THE ALARM

AND A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CRUISER LEADING THE PACK...

...YOU MIGHT THINK NOTHING CAN STOP ANDREWS

FROM CATCHING HIS PREY.

BUT YOU'D BE WRONG.

A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER DOESN'T HEAR THE WAILING UNITS,

AND THE RIG PACKED WITH 60 KIDS SLAMS INTO THE CRUISER.

AS MILLER PULLS UP TO THE SCENE,

HE CAN SEE THE TWISTED CAB OF ANDREWS' CAR

AND A SEA OF DEBRIS.

SOMEHOW, NONE OF THE CHILDREN ON THE BUS

HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.

AS FOR ANDREWS,

MIRACULOUSLY, HE ESCAPES THIS DEVASTATING CRASH

WITH ONLY A BROKEN NOSE.

AND TO TOP IT OFF, THE PERP HE WAS CHASING

IS BUSTED JUST MILES DOWN THE ROAD.

FOR OFFICERS, MOMENTS LIKE THESE ARE DOUBLE TROUBLE.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

THEY'RE NOT ONLY HARMFUL TO THOSE INVOLVED,

BUT THEY CAN LET ANOTHER THREAT GO FREE.

SO IF YOU'RE COUNTING ON COPS TO CATCH THE CROOKS...

...THEY'D BETTER COUNT ON YOU TO GET OUT OF THE WAY.

IT'S AFTER HOURS IN THIS AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, MALL.

BUT ONE DETERMINED CUSTOMER

IS CRAVING SOME MIDNIGHT MADNESS.

[ GLASS SHATTERS ]

SECURITY CAMERAS SPY THE DOOR-SMASHING DRUNK

AS HE LAYS RUBBER ALONG THE UPPER CONCOURSE.

A JANITOR IN THE FOOD COURT

IS STUNNED TO SEE A PAIR OF HEADLIGHTS RACING TOWARD HIM.

HE STEPS ASIDE BEFORE HE GETS MOPPED UP

BY THE HULKING RIDE.

REALIZING HE'S BEEN SPOTTED...

THE TRASHED TRESPASSER MAKES A QUICK EXIT.

BUT HE'S TOO LATE.

POLICE NAB HIM OUTSIDE.

OF COURSE, THIS ROGUE HAS ALREADY PROVEN

HE LIKES TO GO FOR BROKE.

HE SLAPS AT THE OFFICER,

DRIVING HIM BACKWARDS.

THEN HE TRIES TO SPRINT AWAY.

THEY CATCH UP AND DOUSE HIM WITH MACE.

[ MAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY ]

AND WHEN HE STILL WON'T SURRENDER,

THEY USE A BATON TO SPANK THIS NAUGHTY MALL RAT.

NOW HIS FOOLISH ESCAPADE

WILL COST HIM A LOT MORE THAN JUST A GROUNDING.

UNLIKE YOUR TYPICAL SMASH-AND-GRABBER...

[ GLASS SHATTERS ]

...THIS JOYRIDING JERK JUST WANTED TO SMASH.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

BUT HIS ROMP COSTS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...MAKING IT A FELONY OFFENSE.

AND WHEN YOU ADD "ASSAULTING AN OFFICER" TO THE MIX...

...THIS GUY WILL NOW GET A 10-YEAR TOUR...

OF THE STATE PRISON SYSTEM.

Officer: GET ON THE CURB.GET ON THE CURB.

COMING UP...

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

A SLOW-DRIVING DRUNK...

YOU'RE DOING35 MILES AN HOUR.

...PROVES QUICK ON HER FEET...

WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! WHOA!GET OUT OF THE INTERSTATE!

...AND A SMACK-TALKING SHOPPER

CROSSES SWORDS WITH THE WRONG GUNMAN.

[ GUNFIRE ]

IT'S TIME FOR THE CROOKS TO GET SCHOOLED...

...NEXT.

WORK THE STREETS LONG ENOUGH,

AND YOU'RE GUARANTEED TO HAVESOME GREAT D.U.I. STORIES.

WE'VE ALL DEALTWITH THE ANGRY DRUNK

WHO WANTS TO FIGHT EVERYONE

OR THE HAPPY-GO-LUCKY LUSHWHO WANTS TO BE YOUR BEST BUDDY.

BUT SOME BOOZERS ARE SO WEIRD,

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE ITTO BELIEVE IT.

IT'S 3:30 A.M. IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA --

PRIME TIME FOR DRUNKS HEADING HOME FROM A NIGHT OF PARTYING.

THIS CAR WAS PULLED OVER

FOR GOING UNDER THE MINIMUM SPEED LIMIT.

Officer: BELIEVE IT OR NOT,YOU'RE DRIVING TOO SLOW.

YOU'RE DOING 35 MILES AN HOURON THE INTERSTATE.

THE OFFICER ASKS THE WOOZY WOMAN

TO TAKE A BREATHALYZER TEST,

AND THAT'S WHEN THINGS START TO GO DOWNHILL.

LISTEN TO MY INSTRUCTIONS.BLOW FOR ME.

NO, YOU DIDN'T. JUST LIKEYOU'RE BLOWING UP A BALLOON.

YOU'RE BARELY BLOWING!

DON'T GO ANYWHERE.I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

WHEN THE PATROLMAN RETURNS TO HIS CAR,

THE NERVOUS NELLIE MAKES A MOVE TOWARD HERS.

[ POLICE RADIO CHATTER ]

MA'AM, I'M NOT FINISHEDTALKING TO YOU.

CAN YOU STEP BACK OUT, PLEASE?

BUT IF DRIVING OFF ISN'T AN OPTION,

MAYBE WALKING IS.

WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! WHOA!GET OUT OF THE INTERSTATE!

GET OUT OF THE INTERSTATE!

GET OUT OF THE INTERSTATERIGHT NOW!

THE SAUCY DAME SAUNTERS RIGHT INTO THE BUSY FREEWAY

AS DRIVERS WHIP BY AT 75 MILES PER HOUR.

SOMEHOW, THE COP COAXES HER BACK ONTO THE SHOULDER.

ARE YOU TRYING TO DIE?

AND WALK ONTO AN INTERSTATETHREE LANES IN?

ARE YOU THAT INTOXICATED?

HE KNOWS HE HAS TO RESTRAIN HER BEFORE SHE GETS HERSELF KILLED,

BUT THE THOUGHT OF CUFFS PUTS THIS JAYWALKER INTO OVERDRIVE.

YOU'RE UNDER --

SHE BREAKS FREE AND DASHES BACK INTO THE HIGH-SPEED DEATH TRAP,

A FATALITY WAITING TO HAPPEN.

10-21.I GOT A FEMALE RUNNING UP I-85.

10-30. SHE ALMOST GOT RUN OVER.

A BEWILDERED MOTORIST HAS TO CRANK THE WHEEL

TO KEEP FROM TURNING HER INTO A HOOD ORNAMENT.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FREEWAY,

A BACKUP OFFICER RACES IN ON FOOT.

THE ARRESTING POLICEMAN CHARGES AHEAD

TO ENSURE BOTH PEDESTRIANS STAY SAFE.

10-30. WE GOT HER.

10-20, SIR. HE JUMPEDOVER THE RAIL AND GOT HER.

DID SHE GET HIT?

ONCE CUFFED, THE DRUNKEN DODGER

OFFERS A TRULY BIZARRE EXCUSE FOR HER BEHAVIOR.

APPARENTLY, SHE'S NOT ONLY INTOXICATED BY SPIRITS...

WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! WHOA!GET OUT OF THE INTERSTATE!

...THE WOMAN'S CONVINCED SHE'S BEING CHASED BY THEM.

[ HORNS BLARE ]

THE COMBINATION OF RUNNING FROM OFFICERS...

ARE YOU TRYING TO DIE? ...AND DEMONS...

...NOT ONLY EARNS HER CHARGES OF D.U.I.

AND IMPEDING THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC,

BUT A DETOUR THROUGH THE PSYCH WARD.

IN THIS CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA,

CONVENIENCE STORE,

A CUSTOMER STARTS TO LEAVE WITHOUT HIS PURCHASE.

IT'S A SIMPLE MISTAKE.

BUT WHEN HE RETRIEVES IT,

THIS YOUNGER MAN IS FURIOUS

THAT THE OLD DUDE WOULD DARE INVADE HIS SPACE.

HE STARTS CHEWING HIM OUT,

BUT THE OTHER FELLOW IGNORES HIM AND WALKS AWAY.

AND THAT REALLY GETS UNDER THIS JERK'S SKIN.

AS THE FIRST GUY GOES TO HIS CAR,

THE BELLIGERENT SHOPPER HEADS FOR HIS,

WHERE HE HAS A GUN WAITING.

BUT WHAT HE DOESN'T KNOW

IS THE MAN HE'S PISSED AT IS A COP.

AND THINKING HE'S MISTER TOUGH GUY

WILL GET HIS BAD ASS FULL OF BULLETS.

[ GUNFIRE ]

THE OFFICER SEES THE WEAPON AGAINST THE OUTLAW'S HIP

AND GETS THE DROP ON HIM.

[ GUNFIRE ]

HE EMPTIES HIS SIDEARM

AS THE PERP RETURNS FIRE AND SCURRIES OFF LIKE A RAT.

OFFICER OMAR BROWN

HAS SUSTAINED A SUPERFICIAL WOUND IN THE THIGH.

BUT THE SHOOTER IS FOUND LATER WITH NINE BULLET HOLES.

HE SURVIVES AND WILL BE BOOKED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER.

HE GETS 16 YEARS IN THE SLAMMER THANKS TO AN IMAGINED INSULT

THAT EARNED HIM A VERY REAL TASTE OF LEAD.

[ GUNFIRE ]

THERE'S MORE TO COME

ON "WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS."

A WRONG-WAY SPEEDER

HEADS RIGHT INTO A NIGHTMARE.

AND A MOB DEAL ISN'T DONE...

...UNTIL THEY HAMMER OUT THE DETAILS...

NEXT.

THE STREETS OF THIS CITY

ARE SOME OF THE SAFEST IN THE WORLD,

BUT EVERY COP KNOWS THAT UNDERGROUND

IS WHERE THE RATS LIVE.

THIS NIGHTCLUB IS A FRONT

FOR THE CITY'S MOST HEINOUS MOB ACTIVITY.

AS REVELERS ON THE FIRST FLOOR DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY...

GANG MEMBERS HEAD TO THE BASEMENT

FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF PARTY.

THEY'RE HERE TO HASH OUT A WEAPONS DEAL.

BUT WHEN HOTHEADED THUGS

DISAGREE ABOUT HIGH-CALIBER FIREARMS...

MORE THAN JUST TEMPERS FLARE.

[ GUNFIRE ]

THE DEAL FALLS APART WHEN ONE ANGRY CAPO

LETS THE BUSINESS END OF HIS PISTOL DO THE TALKING.

HE SHREDS THE MEETING WITH A SPRAY OF LEAD.

THE WISE GUYS FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES,

DESPERATELY SHOOTING BACK...

AS THE BLOODSHED SPILLS OUTSIDE,

WHERE MULTIPLE GANGSTERS GET CUT DOWN.

THE GRISLY SCENE IS QUICKLY SECURED BY COPS.

THREE GANG MEMBERS HAVE DIED IN THE HAIL OF BULLETS,

AND FOUR MORE ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

IRONICALLY, IT'S THE MOBSTERS' OWN SECURITY CAMERAS

THAT DO THEM IN.

POLICE SEIZE THE FOOTAGE AND I.D. THE GUNMAN.

SEVERAL DAYS LATER,

THEY TRACK HIM DOWN AT A GAS STATION

AND SWARM HIM, MAKING A QUICK BUST.

ONCE IN CUSTODY, HE SNITCHES ON THE REST OF THE GOONS,

AND THEY'RE SWIFTLY ROUNDED UP IN A CITYWIDE DRAGNET.

THE SWEEP CAPTURES

SOME OF THE CRIME SYNDICATE'S MOST BRUTAL KINGPINS

AND RECOVERS THE WEAPONS IN THIS GUN DEAL GONE BAD.

IT'S EVIDENCE OF THE RUTHLESS WAR

BEING WAGED UNDER THE CITY STREETS

WHERE THE CRIME RATE AND THE DEATH RATE

GO HAND IN HAND.

DEPUTY STEVE SANDERS RESPONDS TO A CALL

ABOUT A CAR HEADING THE WRONG WAY ON A DIVIDED HIGHWAY.

SANDERS FLIPS A U-TURN AND BOLTS AFTER THE DRIVER.

BUT FOLLOWING HIM UPSTREAM IS A DICEY PROPOSITION.

IT WOULD ONLY TAKE ONE DISTRACTED MOTORIST...

[ SIREN WAILING, HORN BLARES ]

...TO TRIGGER A DEVASTATING

AND POSSIBLY FATAL HEAD-ON COLLISION.

BUT IT'S NOT OPPOSING TRAFFIC THAT ENDS HIS RUN.

A SEDAN TEARS INTO AN INTERSECTION,

SPINNING A CROSSING CAR ONE AND A HALF TIMES...

...AND RICOCHETING INTO ANOTHER.

Officer:BE ADVISED. HE'S WRECKED.

THE HIT KNOCKS THE SECOND VICTIM 80 FEET DOWN THE ROAD.

AMAZINGLY, THIS DRIVER IS OKAY, AS IS THE SUSPECT.

BUT INSIDE THE FIRST VEHICLE...

IS A MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN.

THANKFULLY, THEY'LL MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

THE CULPRIT WAS RUNNING FROM POLICE

BECAUSE HE HAD A SUSPENDED LICENSE.

HE'S CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULT

AND OVER A DOZEN CITATIONS...

BECAUSE HIS FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE WRONG FROM RIGHT...

...WAS A ONE-WAY TICKET...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

...TO DISASTER.

NEXT...

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

WHEN A SCHOOL BUS GETS JACKED BY A DERANGED THIEF...

...IT'S UP TO POLICE...

...TO RING HIS BELL.

Man: NICE HIT.

THE POPULARITY OF S.U.V.sAND LARGE TRUCKS

MEANS THAT MORE CRIMINALSARE DRIVING BIGGER RIGS.

THAT'S WHY POLICE CARS ARE BUILTFOR HARD-HITTING CONFRONTATIONS.

BUT SOME VEHICLESEVEN PUT S.U.V.s TO SHAME,

FORCING COPS TO TAKE THE FIGHTTO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

[ SIRENS WAILING ]

EVEN FOR VETERAN COPS,

A HIGH-SPEED CHASE ALWAYS BRINGS NEW DANGERS.

BUT THIS PURSUIT WILL BE IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN.

A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS STOLEN A SCHOOL BUS.

AND HIS RECKLESSNESS

WON'T EARN EXTRA CREDIT WITH AUTHORITIES.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

THIS THIEF HAS A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY

INVOLVING DRUGS AND VIOLENCE,

SO COPS WANT TO END HIS RAMPANT FIELD TRIP

BEFORE HE CAUSES ANY CASUALTIES.

IT'S A DIRECT HIT.

INCREDIBLY, DESPITE THE DAMAGE,

THE BIG YELLOW MACHINE CONTINUES TO FORGE AHEAD.

STOPPING THIS GUY WILL REQUIRE

A MUCH MORE DRASTIC AND RISKIER MOVE.

A COP ACTUALLY TRIES RAMMING THE BEHEMOTH

WITH HIS SQUAD CAR.

BUT IT'S LIKE A MOSQUITO...

NIPPING AT AN ELEPHANT.

AND AGAINST THIS TOUGH BUS DRIVER,

IT'S THE CRUISER THAT ENDS UP SHREDDED.

ANOTHER OFFICER JUMPS IN THE RING...

AND DOES A GUTSY MOVE,

DRIVING AGAINST THE REAR PANEL.

IT WOULD BE A PERFECT HIT

IF HE WASN'T GOING UP AGAINST A 10-TON MONSTER.

THEN, SUDDENLY...

SPIKES THAT WERE CAUGHT UNDER THE BUS COME LOOSE

AND DISABLE THE PATROL CAR.

IT'S GONNA TAKE MORE MUSCLE

TO KEEP THIS BULLY FROM KILLING SOMEONE.

A POLICE S.U.V. DEFIANTLY CHARGES THE GOLIATH...

...AND TEACHES THIS BIG BOY A LESSON.

WITH A FULL-THROTTLE HIT...

...THE GIANT VEHICLE WHIPS IN A WIDE ARC...

Man: NICE HIT.

...SLAMS INTO THE WALL, AND CONKS OUT.

LAWMEN STORM IN.

AND FINALLY...

TAKE THIS CLASS CLOWN TO DETENTION.

AFTER MEDICAL TREATMENT,

HE'LL FACE CHARGES OF THEFT, FLEEING, AND RECKLESS DRIVING.

THIS SCHOOL-BUS CHASE...

WAS OF REAL EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE.

BY TRIAL AND ERROR...

...COPS LEARNED HOW TO TACKLE...

A HEFTY PROBLEM.

AND THOUGH THIS CROOK

FLUNKED AT GETTING AWAY WITH HIS CRIME...

HE DID GET A CRASH COURSE...

IN HARD-HITTING JUSTICE.

IN POLICE WORK...

...THERE'S ONE THING

YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON

WITH LAW BREAKERS.

FROM CHINA...

TO PELICAN BAY...

FROM ISTANBUL...

TO THE NEAREST INTERSECTION...

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

WHETHER IT'S MIND-ALTERED MISCHIEF...

...OR MIND-BENDING STUPIDITY...

CRIMINALS ARE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY.

[ SIREN WAILS ]

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