Thursday marks the 27-year anniversary of O.J. Simpson trying to flee from police in a white Ford Bronco.
On June 17, 1994, the legendary NFL running back was charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
27 years ago today: O.J. Simpson led LAPD on a car chase that captured the world’s attention.
How did the white Bronco chase unfold?
We break down the timeline of events in this story from 2019: https://t.co/uaJjZizNWe
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 17, 2021
When he failed to turn himself in, LAPD officers started to search for him, and that led to arguably the greatest police chase in American history.
Riding in a white Ford Bronco being driven by his friend Al Cowlings, the Juice refused to turn himself over to police until arriving at his house.
The events that took place on that fateful day for Simpson, who was ultimately acquitted of the murders, have become infamous in the years that followed.
27-years ago today.
The OJ Simpson/Bronco chase… pic.twitter.com/HXlfnZduio
— Rex Chapman???????? (@RexChapman) June 17, 2021
It’s hard to believe it’s already been 27 years since O.J. hopped in the Bronco as police were searching for him and started tearing down the highway with Cowlings.
Obviously, it was only just the beginning of tons of chaos for Simpson. The trial that followed was without question the most intense trial of the past 50 years.
It divided America along racial lines, and lots of people think a guilty man walked free when the jury acquitted Simpson.
Let us know in the comments what you were doing on that day 27-years ago. I look forward to hearing your different stories.