Is now on the internet for everyone to read!!!! Another item to cross off the “to do before you die” (or perhaps as you die) list. I have now participated in a high speed chase through the Vegas strip, complete with running stop lights, shortfuts through garages, multiple u-turns in teh middle of traffic and even a few well intentioned but out of their depth bike cops. I should point out that this was a cab chase. It appears when someone hijacks a cab, the cabbies try to take care of their own before calling in the police (refered to as “Metro” here).
We were in our cab, in front of the Harley Restaraunt when the call came through that the hijacked cab was in the same location. We looked two cars ahead in the middle lane and there it was (identified by number). the cabbies started plotting their strategy, which initially was to box him in and stop him. Our cabbie asked if we could hold off a few minutes. Del: “Do what you’ve got to do man”… and the chase was on. We ran two traffic lights, passed numerous cars in bus stop turnouts etc., chased him through the underground garage of one of the casinos (I missed which one) and onto the back streets of Vegas. Eventually, he shook us, but we could hear the other cabs giving chase on the radio. We know that the passengers (yes there were passengers in this cab) eventually jumped out at a stop… and were picked up by one of the chase vehicles.
All of this before we even checked into our hotel… this should be a great trip!!!