WRX vs. Shoplifters (in 93-96 Intrepid)
While looking for a parking spot at our local mall, my wife and I drove past the exit for Sears and noticed a red Intrepid sitting in the fire lane with the hazard lights on. As we were getting ready to go around it two young women emerged from Sears with clothes in their arms and hopped into the car. Keep in mind that I do loss prevention/security work. I was thinking about snatching them up and before I could make a decision the wife starts yelling "go get them!" I hate thieves, and shoplifters more specifically but I really didn't want to get involved and get into trouble as a result- but of course I chased them. They ran some stop signs around the mall, and I slowly followed through the stop signs. There was some old snow still on the ground and the roads were slick and I was somewhat concerned about them sliding but they took gentle winding turns at some moderate speeds and then got out of the mall area and turned onto a larger street. I would back of some just to be safe and easily catch up to them. On the large street they got up to 65-75 and I was able to pull up next to them and motion for them to pull over. The two passengers stared into my eyes and looked scared as hell . While the driver tried to keep her face hidden- I could have easily continued to follow but I turned of to avoid any futher trouble. When I pulled up next to them I was at the middle of 3rd gear with pleeeenty of power left but I was just coasting as they were scrambling trying to lose us. I was hoping I could burst their bubble and spoil their getaway. I was kinda hoping they would lose control and hit something- that thought alone told me it's time to stop this b/c if something would have happened to me and my baby I don't know what I would do (I'm talking about the car).
P.S. It's really nice to have all of that power AND control available to use on a moments notice. Oh yeah I know it's just an Intrepid.