California Car Chase Cut Short
FOX 11 Los Angeles News
We have all heard of, and some love to watch, as people drive high performance cars to elude the police. Well in this case, the C7 automatically figured out that it was being stolen and called OnStar all by itself to report this issue. OnStar then called the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to let them know about the stolen Corvette, but the CHP already knew about it, and were on the tail of this C7 Corvette, chasing it through the San Fernando Valley. The CHP asked if they could shut down the car, and about 3 minutes later, the Corvette rolled to a stop.
Even though many people enjoy watching these chases as they span multiple counties, streets, and freeways, they do pose danger to innocent civilians. Not only does speeding through stop signs and lights have inherent risks, but it was also reported that this driver was armed with multiple weapons, including an AK-47. Reports are scarce on this, but it sounds like the thief didn’t try to use any of the firearms once stopped.
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