It may be the most memorable car chase ever. On June 17th, 1994, O.J. Simpson led California police on a low-speed chase down a Los Angeles highway. Viewers nationwide were glued to their televisions as they waited to see what would happen to the football great-turned-murder suspect.¬† The anniversary reminded us about other notable people who ran away from the law. You've gotta watch some of these infamous runaways.
The quirky Quaids¬†– This could possibly be the most bizarre runaway story ever. Let's start at the beginning. Back in September 2009, actor Randy Quaid¬†and his wife, Evi, were arrested for allegedly defrauding an innkeeper in California.¬†¬† The Quaids¬†made arrangements to appear in court, but never showed up.¬† When they failed to appear in court again, arrest warrants were issued for the couple. They were subsequently detained in April 2010, but were later released. In September 2010, the Quaids¬†were accused of burglary in another case, arrested again and posted bail.¬† They failed to appear for a court hearing on the new charges and, by October, had gone to Canada.¬† In this clip, Randy Quaid explains why he and his wife left the U.S.
The end of a shoeless police chase¬†– After eluding authorities for years, police finally caught the fugitive¬†accused of being the¬†"Barefoot Bandit." Authorities nabbed him back in 2010 following a high-speed boat chase in the Bahamas. CNN's Susan Candiotti recounts the details that led up to his arrest.
Infamous low-speed chase – We couldn't write an entire blog based off of O.J. Simpson's infamous police chase without at least giving you a chance to watch it. Here's the low-speed chase that ultimately led to Simpson's arrest on murder charges.