Friday, March 18, 2011
Photo-finish Friday: Chase
One morning this week, we were at a cactus farm on the outskirts of town, where we had this view of the mountain ridge across the valley and what looked like a weather front in the sky. The winds of March have been blowing here for days. The photo captures that unsettled desert mood.
Then a few moments after I took this pic, there was the distant sound of sirens growing steadily closer. And along the two-lane strip of paved road running behind me there came a speeding pickup truck with a mile-long string of police, sheriff, and CHP units in hot pursuit. Like a scene from Thelma and Louise.
The online news later in the day reported that the chase went on for over an hour at speeds up to 100mph, passing through a half dozen local towns scattered along the Coachella Valley. Pictures from the scene showed a driver and passenger arrested. We amused ourselves on the way home imagining the excited conversations among law officers over lunch that day.
Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.