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Old 05-06-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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Owners Chase their Stolen Mustang

Seen here http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/eastjef...4917499090.xml

Owner chases his stolen Mustang
It runs out of gas on Causeway
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
By Michelle Hunter
East Jefferson bureau
Simon Saleh, 24, and his wife, Lyla, 21, watched dumbfounded as they heard the revving engine of their 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra and saw the car take off down Houma Boulevard.

Instead of merely calling authorities from their Metairie apartment Sunday morning, the couple grabbed the keys to their other Mustang and gave chase.



"At the time, you don't really think about anything else," Saleh said. "I knew if that car had come up missing, not in a million years would I see it again."

And Saleh couldn't stomach the thought. He'd had the car since he was 16. He even pieced it back together by hand after an accident. So just after 5 a.m., the couple hit the streets, tailing the stolen car eastbound on West Esplanade Drive.

Saleh said he was careful to stay back. Meanwhile, Lyla Saleh was on her cell phone with 911 operators relaying information about the chase. Riding blind, so to speak, nearsighted Lyla Saleh had jumped into the car without her contact lenses or glasses.

The couple followed the white Mustang toward Causeway Boulevard, where the driver apparently began to suspect something was up, Simon Saleh said. The stolen car made a U-turn and then stopped. When Saleh did the same, he said, the stolen car accelerated through the intersection at West Esplanade and sped onto the Causeway.

Saleh continued onto the bridge behind the other car and was quickly joined by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies. But Saleh said they weren't able to catch up with the stolen Mustang, which was speeding along at about 145 mph.

As the pursuers lost sight of the car, Lyla Saleh remembered that she drove the car for most of the week without filling up the tank. Sure enough, the thieves, three of them, ran out of gas at a crossover eight miles from the south shore.

But that didn't end the chase immediately.

The three tried to run away, but they were caught by deputies with help from the Causeway Police, said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Arrested were Renee Thompson, 17, 3207 Annunciation St.; Anthony Flowers, 21, 1719 Cambronne St.; and Michael Young, 20, of 2120 Annunciation St., all of New Orleans.

Investigators who responded to the Salehs' apartment in the 3800 block of Houma Boulevard found another stolen car, a 1995 Dodge Intrepid, with the engine running. Authorities linked it to the Mustang thieves because it was broken into in the same manner and had steering column damage like Saleh's car, arrest reports said. Stolen property also was found in the Mustang.

All three men were booked with auto theft, simple burglary, two counts of felony possession of stolen property, resisting arrest by flight and resisting an officer. Young and Flowers were booked with an additional count of possession of stolen property and injuring public records. Thompson and Young were being held Tuesday night at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on bonds of $26,000 and $32,500, respectively. Bond information for Flowers was not available.

The gravity of the morning's events didn't really hit Lyla Saleh until she arrived home, she said. Her greatest fear had been that her husband would get too close to the car and the thieves might open fire.

Their decision is one the Sheriff's Office discourages, said Sheriff Harry Lee.

"Somebody could get hurt doing that," he said. "That's what the people pay us for."

But Saleh said he wouldn't do anything differently. The car, was returned to him.

"It was definitely worth it," he said


If it was you would you follow your stolen mustang??
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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I would def be chasing mine
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I would def be chasing mine
and your civic could keep up with it. lucky you.

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I'd be upset, but not terribly angry tho.

If I had the chance, hell yeah I'd chase them. I'd try running them down too once they ran outta fuel lol

if someone stole a horse back in western times they were hung, I'm just reinforcing that little law
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and your civic could keep up with it. lucky you.

i kid i kid.
My Dad has a Silverado with a Vortec V8... I think i can keep up
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wouldnt take much to keep up with my bird, someone steal it, ill just jog up next to it
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wouldnt take much to keep up with my bird, someone steal it, ill just jog up next to it
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Thats crazy
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My Mustang or my minivan, no.

My Cuda and the thieves had better worry about me opening fire. Maybe even my Diplomat. But odds are they'd think I was a cop (ex-copcar) and not touch that one.

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if someone steals my car, they wont get very far. maybe to the bottom of the road i live one before they ran out of momentum.
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Dude, **** that, id be going 150 to catch up to my car, cop or no cop.
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Their "other mustang" was probably governed. I'm sure they didn't start going the speed limit just because the cop showed up.
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Hell I would be chasing there ***' down just the same too...
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especially a 93 cobra... if those are in good condition, theyre high on peoples wish lists
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Heck yeah, I would jump in that Mark VIII Lincoln and chase them down like dogs!
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Heck yeah, I would jump in that Mark VIII Lincoln and chase them down like dogs!
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Dug this out from the grave
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serioulsy... how do u do this lol?? are you clickin on related topics?
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anchient thread dun dun dun
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Ha ha, didn't see this last time. But yeh..I'd jump in the nearest car and run her down...wait..no actually I'd just ask for my cd's and a few other personal items and give em the keys lol
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wouldnt take much to keep up with my bird, someone steal it, ill just jog up next to it
id just laugh as i watched them drive away with mine(my tbird).
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Both my stangs are equally fast, the 02 would have the edge on the highway though.. I'd find a way to keep up.. no one would steal my 89 as it rests now haha..
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I'd just catch up to them at the first bump they had to slow down for.
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wouldnt take much to keep up with my bird, someone steal it, ill just jog up next to it
actually, i would like to rephrase this...i would walk up next to it to get my car back
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