Police Chase Video Aims to Slow Youth Crime

Feb 22, 2017

A fun video featuring a Vortech Charge Cooled S550 EcoBoost Mustang police car chasing a robbery suspect in a Coyote-swapped BMW, drift-style, in and around a Southern California airport is really an effort to get kids away from crime and into cars.

The concept of the video came from a collaboration between Sgts. Charles Woodruff and Daniel Shrubb of Drag Racing Against Gangs & Graffiti (DRAGG) and videographer Johnny Wilcox, in order to bring more attention to their rapidly expanding program to help teach kids about the dangers of gangs and general delinquent behavior.

Started roughly seven years ago by Shrubb and Woodruff in Oxnard, California, the program has now gone into multiple locations across the country, including Santa Barbara, California, Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth and Rutherford County, Tennessee.

“Our main push now is getting kids involved in the automotive industry instead of having them spend time on the streets getting into trouble,” Woodruff said. “We want to push them to look at what’s out there for them, instead of going down the path that we see far too many of them taking.”

The DRAGG Mustang has made an appearance on the out-front track at the SEMA Show.

The making of the video, which stars Dan Brockett as Officer Dan and Matt Coffman as the Drift Thief, was documented by Mustang 360.