On June 17, 1994, O.J. Simpson would lead Los Angeles police on a 90-minute low-speed chase across Southern California that millions tuned into to watch in real-time.
“It was one of the strangest things I've ever covered. And I've covered some of the biggest stories ever in live television," Hannah Zoey Tur, a media helicopter pilot, revealed.
A Ford spokesperson said the date is "purely coincidental."
The notorious O.J. Simpson pursuit was nowhere near the first televised car chase, but it was the event that gave the phenomenon global attention. Approximately 95 million people tuned in to watch the June 17, 1994 broadcast of a white 1993 Ford Bronco being pursued at slow speed by more than two dozen patrol cars and half a dozen media choppers