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A Woman In A 'Scooby-Doo' Van Apparently Led Cops On A High-Speed Chase


For all you 18-year-olds out there who think "Scooby-Doo" is just what scuba divers call it when they poop in their wet suits, "Scooby-Doo" is a cartoon franchise about a gang of amateur detectives who ride around in a mutlicolored van and solve mysteries with a seemingly stoned dog named Scooby-Doo.

Spoiler alert: The innkeeper did it.

Anyway, yesterday in Redding, California, that idea abruptly turned into a reality, except this time, Scooby and the gang were on the wrong side of the law.

By "Scooby and the gang," I mean this one creepy lady driving 100 mph in a van painted to look like Scooby and the gang's van, the Mystery Machine.

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Yeah, this is the face of the woman who apparently spent a lot of time and money to get her van painted to look like one in a children's cartoon. Yup, you can just see the radiant, childish joy shining in her eyes.

Before the woman, Sharon Kay Turman, 51, took off, Redding police reportedly tried to stop her for violating parole, but she wasn't having any of that.

She put pedal to the metal and allegedly sped this van down US Interstate 5, eventually losing the cops in Tehama County and ditching the car to escape, scot-free, on foot.

Yeah, Turman's at large. She used this badass ride to ditch her tail, because if you're going to paint your van like this, you have nothing to lose.

Police have yet to track the woman down, but I've received an anonymous tip regarding her whereabouts. My source sent me this photograph of Turman and a conspirator in disguise.

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Citations: A Woman Allegedly Led Police On A Car Chase In A “Scooby-Doo” Van (BuzzFeed), Shasta County Vehicle Pursuit (Redding Police Department)