DID YOU KNOW?
Are you excited to watch the animated Scoob! movie this 2020? Well, we get you, but let us warn you: don't get too caught up in it. Did you know that a woman once got in trouble after driving a minivan painted like "The Mystery Van" from the "Scooby-Doo" cartoon series? Nope, she was not trying to pull off a movie straight out of a cartoon series. This really happened, and we think we know what's on your mind right now: Ruh-roh! On a Sunday afternoon in March 2016, a then 51-year-old woman named Sharon Kay Turman, who was wanted for a probation violation, painted her 1994 Chrysler Town and Country minivan like the Mystery Machine and took it out in broad daylight, hoping that she would be able to elude law enforcement that way. But as it turns out, it was a bad idea for herself and for the people whose lives were put at stake because of reckless driving.
According to reports, police officers spotted and attempted to halt her at a traffic stop. However, when they were about to pull her over, she ran a red light and nearly smashed four vehicles along the way. California Highway Patrol and Shasta County Police chased her down the highway. They also had to enlist the help of the CHP helicopter to track her down. Later that day, officers finally found the van but Truman was already out of sight. After a few days, she turned herself in, with hopes of reuniting with her van. When asked about her Scooby-Doo stunt, she admitted that she was not familiar with the cartoon series and that it was only the advice of her friends. Police then booked Turman into the Shasta County Jail for several charges. Now, do you think she would have dodged if she pulled a different stunt from another cartoon show?