That's video Lee recorded of his TV as the chase was approaching his street. He turns away from the TV only when the chase is literally in front of his house, the target vehicle happening to turn down his street at that exact moment. He was then able to capture it live, as opposed to that second-rate chopper coverage from the peacock network. It was like TVception. He was in the story. There's a moment when it looks like the turning car is going to crash through his fence and then his living room (it didn't):
Normally you might assume this kind of "too perfect" scenario was just a joke video someone had arranged, but we know the chase really happened. NBC News covered the whole story up until the end of things, when they used a spike strip to stop the car and arrested the driver, who turned out to be "a boy." I'm going to assume the driver didn't go joyriding just so his friend could make a viral video, but I guess nothing is impossible these days.
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A Guy Discovered He Was A Missing Kid
Steve Carter was watching a story on CNN about a woman named Carlina White. White had gone to a website and found her own baby picture, then subsequently learned she'd been kidnapped as a baby. This interested Carter, since he'd been adopted at age four (30 years earlier) and knew nothing of his origins. You see where this is going, right? And not just because you read the entry heading above?
Carter went to the exact same website White had gone to, the site for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He scrolled through a few pages, and then bang, there he was. Not just himself, but an age-progressed image of what he might look like based on the baby photo that the site had. It was him.
Carter discovered his real name was Marx Panama Moriarty Barnes (the most knockoff James Bond villain name in history). His birth mother had claimed she was taking him to the grocery store one day when he was a baby, and then she never returned. She'd been found squatting in someone else's home, and was committed to a psychiatric facility after providing false names for herself and the baby. Carter became a ward of the state, and was adopted out of an orphanage to the family that would raise him for the rest of his life.
So what happened to his birth family? His dad only reported him missing after three weeks, because the dude was apparently super patient waiting for his wife to come home. By that time, she was already institutionalized and the baby was in state care but under a different name, so no one connected them.
In 2012, Carter's story came out and he had made contact with his biological father, as well as a sister. They were planning to meet in person sometime, but CNN didn't bother to follow up with that, so here's hoping the reunion was a happy one at least, and that Carter gets double presents every Christmas now.
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