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'Mystery Machine' Police Chase: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

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Sharon Kay Thurman id'd as "Mystery Machine" driver. (Redding Police/KRCR-TV tweet)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 Mar 2016 12:43 PM

A fleeing "Mystery Machine" van, like in "Scooby-Doo" cartoons, reached speeds of  more than 100 miles per hour before police in California called off their chase, according to KRCR-TV.

The 1994 Chrysler minivan painted in "Scooby-Doo" colors sped away Sunday afternoon when police in Redding tried to stop it. The driver, identified by Redding Police as Sharon Kay Turman, 51, was wanted on a probation violation, said KRCR-TV.

"Turman's speeds increased and she began to show a blatant disregard for motorist safety," said a Redding Police statement. "The pursuit was subsequently terminated in the area of Buenaventura and Highway 273. Redding Police officers backed off of Turman and she continued southbound on Highway 273 at a high rate of speed."

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office and California Highway Patrol took up the chase after the Redding Police pursuit ended, according to the police report. A highway patrol helicopter picked up the van on a road near Anderson, south of Redding.

"Turman continued to flee southbound on Highway 273 through the City of Anderson and went southbound onto Interstate 5," the police report continued. "It was reported that her speeds were well in excess of 100 miles per hour. Deputies terminated their pursuit of her in the area of Interstate 5 and Bowman Road in Tehama County."

Turman reportedly abandoned the van in an area in northwestern Tehama County, where the vehicle was impounded, according to the Redding Police report. 

Authorities were still attempting to locate Turman, the report stated.

Some had a little fun with the Mystery Machine chase on social media.


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A fleeing "Mystery Machine" van, like in "Scooby-Doo" cartoons, reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour before police in California called off their chase.
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