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Hooded Car-Tipping Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars In San Francisco
cbs local ^ | 4-2014

Posted on 04/07/2014 6:09:24 PM PDT by doug from upland

Hooded Car-Tipping Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars In San Francisco April 7, 2014 3:00 PM

Holly Quan

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — San Francisco police are looking for vandals who tipped over four Smart Cars in two different neighborhoods early Monday morning.

Police received a call about 1 a.m. that about six to eight hooded suspects were roaming the area near Bowdoin and Sweeny Streets in the city’s Portola District around the same time that a silver Smart Car—the compact eco-friendly vehicles—was found turned on it’s backend on the corner.

Three other similar car tipping incidents were reported in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. One Smart Car was flipped over on its side on Anderson and Ogden Streets. Another vehicle other was flipped on its roof in the 200 block of Anderson. A third car in that neighborhood was found flipped on its side at Prospect and Coso early Monday morning.

“I thought it looked like they were up to no good and then sure enough they walk up to this Smart Car right here, all huddle around it, and then life it up and set it on it’s hind legs,” said neighbor Brandon Michael. The average Smart Car weighs 1,600 to 1,800 pounds, making it much easier to tip than a full sized vehicle.

There have been no arrests yet as police continue to investigate. It was undetermined whether the acts of vandalism were pranks or if there was some other motive related.

“I think they’re a lightning rod for criticism and obviously very bad intentions,” said victim Andrew Smith, who owned his car for about six moths before it was totaled overnight. “In that period of time, we’ve found a lot of people have very negative feelings about them.” There is even a Facebook page dedicated to the idea of tipping over Smart Cars, with comments including, “There’s environmentally friendly then there’s just plain stupid which these cars are…Before all the haters start, would never actually damage someone’s property, but mentally, it’s fun to picture em on their sides.”

Though the page only has a few dozen likes, the incidents of car tipping have been popping up around the country.

“I want to say I feel violated, but I don’t really care,” said Smith. “Having lived in SF for as long as I have, I’ve come to expect random acts of violence and mayhem.”


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Video at site. Come on, stop laughing.
1 posted on 04/07/2014 6:09:24 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Big deal. In Amsterdam,NL, they tip those cars into the canal.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 6:11:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: doug from upland

SF has fewer Cows than in the past.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 6:11:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Pelosi tipping could be fun though...


4 posted on 04/07/2014 6:13:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: doug from upland

More: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3141891/posts


5 posted on 04/07/2014 6:14:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: SkyDancer

those cars were specially designed for NBA championship celebrations in Detroit.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: doug from upland; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

7 posted on 04/07/2014 6:14:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: doug from upland

liberals denying the fact “youts” know rich white folks are suckers who drive these cars.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 6:14:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I supposed those models had a sunroof where the player’s heads would stick out. LOL


9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:16:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: doug from upland

SmartCar tipping is something I’ve always wanted to do. Either that or rotating ‘em 90 degrees in place for any that might be parked between two other cars.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 6:17:12 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: lonevoice

Sorry, I did a search with “vandal” and “smart car” and it did not come up as already having been posted.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 6:17:19 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: SkyDancer

nope. their ‘throw down’ cars for the vandals to toss and burn


12 posted on 04/07/2014 6:18:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Secret Agent Man

aint no Smart Cars all upmin the Hood Yall!.....


13 posted on 04/07/2014 6:20:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: doug from upland

i find this hahahahalarious!


14 posted on 04/07/2014 6:25:06 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: doug from upland

15 posted on 04/07/2014 6:27:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’m sure if 0bama had a son he would be tipping smart cars . . . it’s the class struggle thing.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 6:31:28 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Poor liberals vs Rich Liberals, get the popcorn.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 6:31:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: doug from upland

As high school kids we used to pick up VW Bugs and move them to a different parking places.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 6:32:10 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: doug from upland

” about six moths before it was totaled overnight”

Totaled? I don’t see anywhere near that much damage even for such a craptacular thing.

I have driven short wheel based sand rails at fairly high speed and it gets exciting. One little flick of the steering wheel and it makes a major course change. The Smart looks like its even shorter.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 6:32:36 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Action User Date/Time
Append keyword "1didnotsearch"
ButThreeLeftsDo
04/07/2014 6:29:21 PM PDT

20 posted on 04/07/2014 6:32:38 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: doug from upland

21 posted on 04/07/2014 6:33:44 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: catnipman
VW Bugs used to be subject to similar.

Heck (with >2x more manpower) we even moved a Chevy Caprice a couple of spots down the street to allow the Concrete Truck Chute access to a Brownstone basement window for a new basement floor.

22 posted on 04/07/2014 6:34:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: latina4dubya

30 yrs ago a math teacher who used to beat...students.../”usually girls’ he owned a volkswagon....we used to flip that over about once a week and see how long we could make it spin.....he once spun my girl friend in a circle by her hair cause she wouldnt eat her peas.....wonder if some of these were teacher cars.....

oh well


23 posted on 04/07/2014 6:35:07 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: doug from upland

I would never drive anything that is basically a grown up golf cart that 4 high school football players could overturn with me in it.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: doug from upland

Sons of obama tipping the tin cans of city dwelling liberals...That’s funny.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 6:38:09 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: doug from upland
Article I read about this earlier said one of the wretched cars had a faded Obunga/Biden bumper sticker on it.

Surprised they are not trying to call this a hate crime in SF.....

26 posted on 04/07/2014 6:38:11 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Therapsid
he once spun my girl friend in a circle by her hair cause she wouldnt eat her peas.....

whaaaatttt?????? what grade were you in when this happened? sheesh!

27 posted on 04/07/2014 6:40:16 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Therapsid
40 years ago we would regularly turn a history teacher's Honda car 90 degrees in its parking spot. We never damaged it, though. It was one of these:

28 posted on 04/07/2014 6:40:58 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: doug from upland

This can be done with VW Beetles too.

I was in the 10th grade. About 8 of us or so picked up a VW that belonged to the Vice Principal and carried it up into the courtyard. After that, we ran like hell.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: South40

What year is that Honda?

BTW, we used to do the same thing to the vice principal’s Beetle.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 6:44:44 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Red Badger

Auto Ping.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: doug from upland

No problem. This story is hysterical, and I just thought you might like to see some of the other comments about it too. Besides, it’s always good to see you around. :)


32 posted on 04/07/2014 6:51:46 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: doug from upland

Sheet. We’ve been doing that to COWS for years up here in Sconny, LOL!


33 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: doug from upland
Practice makes perfect...


34 posted on 04/07/2014 6:59:06 PM PDT by null and void (Politics: Voting for the monkeys that are better at flinging poo at their opponents...)
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To: caver

1971 or so.


35 posted on 04/07/2014 7:08:41 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: outofsalt
As high school kids we used to pick up VW Bugs and move them to a different parking place.

My High School Art teacher drove one of these. We found it fit perfectly in the enclosure built for the trash dumpster, sideways. No damage was done, but it took her awhile to get it out...

36 posted on 04/07/2014 7:23:36 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: doug from upland; JoeProBono; GeronL

Ghost of Treyvon?


37 posted on 04/07/2014 7:31:54 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: doug from upland

My Dad talks about the pranks they used to do with Nash Metropolitans. Never damaged them but did annoy folks.


38 posted on 04/07/2014 7:40:19 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: doug from upland

I thought a wind gust did it....


39 posted on 04/07/2014 7:43:45 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Trueblackman

First time I saw a smart car was when I was in law school. Ann Arbor. A couple of us just pointed and started laughing. It looks like a golf cart.


40 posted on 04/07/2014 7:47:56 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Morgana


41 posted on 04/07/2014 7:50:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: lonevoice
The comments at the original site are hysterical.

The liberals REALLY don't know what to say.

Perps are "men in hoodies"

Well, they can't be black because then that would imply some sort of racism.

"One of the cars had an Obama-Biden sticker on it"

OK, so implying that a bunch of right wingers did this?

That doesn't add up because there are no roving bands of "conservatives" in SF. There are no "right wingers", period.

So we're left with the only option.

Spoiled rich white liberal children of white liberals who got drunk and pulled these pranks.

Watch for two things:

They catch the perps, who will be white and rich and liberal.

And the story will go away quietly.

42 posted on 04/07/2014 8:12:32 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: boop

When my Dad was in college, he and a few friends carried a Morris Minor up the dorm steps and placed the car in the lobby while everyone else was asleep in the dorm. He was on the Basketball team ... the friends were teammates. Car belonged to the Dean of men.


43 posted on 04/07/2014 8:14:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: doug from upland
On the other hand...


44 posted on 04/07/2014 9:20:17 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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It’s funny. I’m 46, and well past doing krap like this...but I can actually see myself doing it if presented with the opportunity and enough alcohol. I would pay for it the next morning though, as my sides will surely hurt from laughing so hard for 4 straight hours.


45 posted on 04/07/2014 10:07:43 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: doug from upland

Done by stupid jealous losers for sure. Well, at least the kids aren’t burning the cars down to nothing the way muslim youths have done in Paris.


46 posted on 04/07/2014 10:15:14 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: latina4dubya

Junior high


47 posted on 04/07/2014 11:02:23 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: Morgana

Trayvon vs Trabaunt??


48 posted on 04/08/2014 12:26:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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