Who doesn’t love high speed car chases? Admit it, when whatever daytime television program you’re watching is interrupted by local news reporting some criminal eluding authorities down the interstate, you don’t exactly look away. Crazy things always seem to happen on live television – and police chases are no exception. There’s an element of danger to high speed chases – which are almost always caught on video – that is uniquely fascinating: you know it’s going to end badly, it’s just question of how violent and destructive it’s going to get.
This list explores some of the craziest, most wild police pursuits caught on tape. From escaped mental patients, to magicians, to nudists, it turns out all sorts of people are the type to run from Johnny Law when in a pinch. Let’s take a look at some of the most unhinged and entertaining high speed chases.