• Aug 22, 2007
On his way home one night, Chris Wilks was driving his black 1999 Saleen Mustang in Dallas when a mysterious Chevy Avalanche drove up beside him as though the driver wanted to say something. Used to the attention his 425h-p muscle car attracted, Wilks thought nothing of it and kept on driving. Up ahead, the two vehicles came to a stop light, and suddenly the passenger in the Chevy pulled out a gun and fired at the Mustang.

Wilks accelerated out of the scene, the bullet missing both the driver and car, but eventually the crazed Chevy caught up and began firing once again. Using skills learnt during a previous stint as a stunt driver, Wilks managed to get away once again and then dialed 911. He then began chasing the pickup himself in an attempt to get its license plate.

Barreling down the highway at 100 mph, the pickup eventually lost control and crashed into a shed containing a propane tank, which exploded. Nobody was seriously injured and police managed to arrest an 18- and 19-year old after finding a .45-caliber pistol. Sadly, Wilks may now be selling the car that possibly saved his life.

Thanks for the tip, Matt!

[Source: Dallas News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      They definately were NOT white trash, they were hispanic, but good try!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The real question here is how Chuck Norris finds time to cruise in his mustang in between fighting grizzlys and impregnating nuns.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wanna know why they shot. Sounds like a page out of The Sopranos or Biggies book.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The real question here is how Chuck Norris finds time to cruise in his mustang in between fighting grizzlys and impregnating nuns.
      • 7 Years Ago
      On the note of guns, Texas does allow you to shoot trespassers, for trespassing. Though that wouldnt have helped here..

      What a wild story, glad he came out all right.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ahh, love that triple post feature.
      • 7 Years Ago
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agreed. I love how people turn things into race especially if it happens the other party isn't race. Why not focus on the fact they're criminal scum in the first place rather than race? I wonder had the guys been white would they have been saying, "Damn stupid ass crackers!"
        • 7 Years Ago
        Love the attitude over there:

        "stupid non shooting ass mexicans..."
        "Too bad el pistoleros didn't get burned just a little during the propane tank explosion"
        "is 'stupid bastards' the new code name for spics?"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Average day for me... after something like this I usually go lay down some funky fresh rap tracks, then go play jai alai with my posse.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When I read this, my first thought was, perhaps a scene from a movie?

      It's something that would look cool up on the screen, but not something that i'd want to go through, good thing Chris Wilks was able to get away.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you ever have someone trailing you on the freeway and you want to lose them, this works everytime. This works good for people that are pissed for some reason and are hanging on your bumper. Mind you, no guns involved.

      If it's a two lane freeway get in the left lane, or on a 3 lane freeway get in the center lane. Now start to pace a car to right of you. It works even better if you can pace an 18 wheeler. Now gradually get one full car length ahead of the car/truck to your right and while matching his speed. I assume the person following you is still behind you. As you approach a freeway exit ramp, cross over the right lane at the last moment and take the exit ramp. The person trailing you has no way to follow, they are boxed in and have already passed the exit. Even if they merge over, stop & back-up, your gone!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow - I can't believe I am reading this. Something similar happened to me a few years ago.

      I had a 94 Saleen Mustang and a truck flagged me down - This was near my house so I thought that maybe they knew me or one of my friends that were in the car with me and wanted to talk.

      When the truck pulled up next to me the guy in the passenger seat yelled something like 'get out the car'. He then pointed what I think was a sawed off shotgun with a bandanna wrapped around the trigger. This thing was pointed right at my face - I froze for what felt like an eternity - he opened the door and started stepping out - I took that opportunity to floor it. They chased us for a few blocks but I was able to outrun them and call the police. There is no way in hell I was going to chase them after having a gun inches from my face - I left that up to the authorities.

      They were stopped a few hours later, with the gun still in their possession - after a short trial they were locked up.

      My friend that was sitting in the back seat still gives me shit about flooring it like that becuase he feels like if the guy would have taken a shot it would have hit him.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bet the gunslingers were repubuffoons and voted for bush!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Are you Larry the democratic math teacher? - the last presidential election was in 2004 - these guys are 18 and 19 now - do the math
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