If you’re going to be involved in a sideshow, you better be prepared to lose your car.
At least in Stockton, Calif., where the owner of this silver C5 Corvette had his or her car impounded after being suspected of taking part in a sideshow there in March.
A sideshow, in case you haven’t heard, is an informal and illegal demonstration of automotive stunts often held in vacant lots and public intersections, most commonly doughnuts.
Police say such a sideshow occurred on March 29 in the parking lot of a Lowe’s store and a Sonic Drive-In, in the 10300 block of Trinity Parkway in Stockton.
The now-confiscated Corvette was being driven erratically and doing doughnuts in the parking lot. The driver took off when confronted by police and led them on a high-speed chase down I-5, reaching speeds of 100 mph.
Police eventually gave up on the chase for safety reasons, but they didn’t give up on finding the Corvette, looking in Stockton, Modesto, and Sacramento before locating what they believe is the car in question in the 500 block of Curran Avenue in Sacramento.
Police are still trying to locate the driver for an interview.
A few hours after impounding the Corvette, police also seized a red pickup truck in Stockton that is believed to be connected to a sideshow, too.
Stockton police say they have zero tolerance for sideshows because they are dangerous for onlookers and participants, too, and anyone involved in such activity faces the impoundment of their vehicle along with criminal charges.
Even non-residents of Stockton will be tracked down by police if they are suspected of being involved in a sideshow, authorities said.
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