OJ Simpson Bronco

On June 17, 1994 the news cut into the NBA Finals to show a slow speed police chase of a white Bronco on an empty California highway.

In the backseat was former NFL star O.J. Simpson with a gun threatening to kill himself. A warrant had just been issued for his arrest in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 12th. They had been found brutally stabbed outside her home.

The Bronco was owned by O.J.’s friend Al Cowling, who was also behind the wheel driving. Cowling had purchased the white Bronco intentionally identical to one owned by Simpson. The chase continued for roughly 2 hours, with police on the phone with Simpson attempting to keep him from ending his life. The chase eventually ended at Simpson’s house where he surrendered to authorities.

The now iconic footage of the chase was never shown during the trial.

OJ Simpson Bronco

OJ Simpson Bronco

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