A California Woman Managed To Evade Meddling Police Officers In A Scooby Doo Mystery Machine

Of all the clever, creative ways to escape your probation officers, a California woman has pulled off the best one. She evaded police after leading them in a high speed chase using a minivan that was painted like the Mystery Machine in Scooby Doo.

According to, Redding resident Sharon Kay Turman was suspected of violating her probation. Local police found her in a van and tried to pull her over. That’s when she led them on a high speed chase, reaching speeds up 100 mph. A California Highway Patrol helicopter even got involved, but she was able to lose her pursuers. Her whereabouts are still unknown, but the Mystery Machine was found abandoned.

WSB-TV reports that the van was painted like the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine.

This is similar to another instance in South Carolina, at least in terms of breaking the law with minivans painted to look like the Mystery Machine. In this incident, a man drunkenly exposed his backside on top of another Scooby Doo Mystery Machine van at Myrtle Beach. Apparently, a bunch of little kids bore witness to this.

By the way, a van like this is supposed to be used for good, not for perverting justice and people’s sensibilities. All we can do is shake our heads and ask, “What is this world coming to?”

(via and WSB-TV)