When: June 17th, 1994
Where: OC to Brentwood
Weirdly, most of these are newish, but No. 1 is, of course, a bona fide classic. Even if you didn’t live in LA at the time, you probably remember where you were when OJ cruised the 405 from the OC to Brentwood in Al Cowlings’ white Bronco with a slow-moving police armada and crowds of onlookers. Easily the most watched and high-profile police chase of all time (and considered one of the most memorable TV moments period), the pursuit may have been relatively tame and ended rather casually at his house, but even more than 20 years later it remains the champ. Bonus: when OJ finally surrendered, police found a fake goatee and mustache with makeup adhesive in the Bronco. Disguises!
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Danny Jensen is a regular Thrillist contributor and has thankfully avoided being in a high-speed chase so far, though he’s watched plenty. Chase him down on Instagram and Twitter.