Mon Dieu! French Tourists Start New York Trip with Car Chase
With the tourists settled neatly inside, Preacher floored it, knocking a PA cop to the ground. A seven-mile chase through the streets of Queens and Brooklyn ensued, with the police in hot pursuit.
"It went very, very fast. We're going zoom, zoom, zoom," fellow passenger Gwen Dulugat told the New York Post.
According to Mamane, the French passengers "screamed and prayed" the entire time. The adventure ended after the van barreled through the mechanical gate arm at a US Postal Service facility in East New York and crashed into a postal truck.
Preacher and his accomplice were arrested. One of the tourists injured her arm while trying to jump from the van while it was still moving.