We weren’t going to say anything at all, serving our Flash Subscribers with news of two consecutive Thunder Runs through the area Friday night – one taking a circuitous path through most of Lamorinda – but we’re still getting: “What was with all the police cars last night?” questions, sooo…
Those who know us best know we like to address the news as it’s happening and we did that last night, pumping out a record number of Flash Alerts to subscribers in Lamorinda and sending our first one ever to Laos of all places! We liked hearing about that one, made us feel all… international.
Most of you who care know by now but Friday was something of a “cranker,” marked by lights and sirens and with suspects gone in an instant with only the hint of gasoline and fear left behind. At the height of the action our Adam, aka The Flashmaster, cranked out a record 36 Flash Alerts to various locales lit up by lights and sirens and the sound of squealing tires.
The first one was a 120mph straight shot out westbound Highway 24 with police after the occupant of a car that had attracted their attention, the driver apparently not too mindful about contact with other cars – he was last seen taking the exit into downtown Berkeley.
The second was a short time later when the driver of a Lincoln with a lowered or dragging rear end (the car, not the driver) failed to yield to an Orinda PD officer and led that officer, and then a growing string of others – on a 70mph tour of Lamorinda from Moraga Way down Moraga Road out to Mt. Diablo and back onto westbound Highway 24 – also managing to get away but not before jettisoning what turned out to be an AirSoft gun on Moraga Way during the chase.
What does it all mean? We don’t know. But apparently we had a couple of folks up to no good last night and they didn’t want to stop and talk things over with police.
And we chose Social Distortion’s gravelly “Bad Luck” as the sound track for this exercise because Adam had it up waaaay loud while keeping people updated last evening and it seemed appropriate background music for a nutty night.