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Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/7/2014 | Lisa Fernandez

Posted on 04/07/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT by RightGeek

Someone's been vandalizing compact Smart cars in San Francisco, flipping the tiny vehicles on their front and rear ends in the city's streets.

NBC Bay Area found four of the targeted Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning. Two were found in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Anderson Street, and another was found a bit south on Sweeny and Bowdoin streets, closer to the Portola district. They were either sitting on their headlights, rear bumpers high in the air, or vice versa.

A fourth Smart car -- a small white one with a faded "Obama-Biden" bumper sticker -- was discovered Monday about 9 a.m. at Coso and Prospect avenues between the Mission District and Bernal Heights.

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The exact motives behind the vandalism are unclear. The diminutive cars are smaller and lighter than most vehicles. A Smart car weighs about 1,500 pounds; a Ford Focus S Sedan weighs close to 3,000 pounds, and a Hummer clocks in at 8,600 pounds -- definitely a heft that would pose a flipping challenge.

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(Excerpt) Read more at nbcbayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: cartipping; sanfrancisco; smartcars; smartcartipping
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1 posted on 04/07/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

I know this is wrong, but I can’t stop myself from laughing.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 5:31:31 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: RightGeek

I’ve wondered why this hasn’t happened sooner.

Bet this gets more press than the knockout game.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: colorado tanker
Yep, my first instinct was to post the Nelson pic.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 5:32:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: F15Eagle

A new twist on “Cow Tipping”.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 5:33:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Balding_Eagle

Oh my.

I strongly dislike vandalism, but this is somewhat of a funny nature.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 5:34:36 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: RightGeek

Dirt-heads protesting “gentrification” of the Mission District by the young, well-paid engineers of google, facebook and the many nearby computer game design companies.

They go around screaming that upper-income people drive up rents there, or displace murals and scummy places that “workers” like.

They also torched a huge, nice building nearby, a month ago.

THIS is how they protest.

They also shower buses they dislike with ROCKS.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: colorado tanker
They look like milk carton's. lol
9 posted on 04/07/2014 5:35:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: F15Eagle

Well, either way, they’re still criminals.


Yes, they are.

With an odd twist.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 5:36:22 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: RightGeek

Yawn.

http://www.dutchamsterdam.nl/707-amsterdam-smart-car-canals


11 posted on 04/07/2014 5:37:29 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: RightGeek
I refer to these as Smart-ass cars because there's usually a smart ass driving one (FReepers excluded)
12 posted on 04/07/2014 5:37:51 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RightGeek

...A fourth Smart car — a small white one with a faded “Obama-Biden” bumper sticker — ...

Snicker.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 5:38:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Bet this gets more press than the knockout game.

Instead of the knockout game, they should call this one the knick knack game, because these cars look like something you could put on a shelf and dust once in awhile.

The video says that the vandals were 6-8 people wearing...hoodies. Oh nooooze!

14 posted on 04/07/2014 5:38:22 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: F15Eagle
they even did this to cars with Obama-Biden?

Surely it will be attributed to ransacking Tea Party types from the midwest.....

15 posted on 04/07/2014 5:38:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: RightGeek

OK, they should stop this. It’s bad, m’kay. Very bad. But take pictures!


16 posted on 04/07/2014 5:40:04 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RightGeek

I suspect the vandals are more upset about the CRAPPY gas mileage these dogs get. You have owners that drive them around, tilt their neck up(and thus their noses) 30 degrees at everyone else and basically call them SAVAGES for wrecking the planet (driving the bigger cars).

Meanwhile, their puny Smart Cars can’t hold a candle to Jetta Diesel or similar cars, when it comes to gas mileage.

For that, they deserve to be on the receiving end of SOCIAL JUSTICE.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 5:40:19 PM PDT by BobL
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To: RightGeek

When the VW Bug was very popular in the 1950-60’s we would move the front ends up on curbs or whatever was handy.
It only took 3 or 4 guys, after a case of beer or so.
For sure, We made sure that no damage was done.
One time we circled back and found a very nice young lady
who was upset. We rescued her and told her we would try to find the terrible guys that did this to her.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 5:40:29 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: RightGeek
Vandals?

You mean it actually takes more than one dude to flip a smart car?
19 posted on 04/07/2014 5:41:14 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: Huskrrrr

Sorry, please disregard my previous post. This is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!


20 posted on 04/07/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RightGeek

My kids call the “rollerskates of death”.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 5:43:03 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RightGeek

In Ireland, after rugby games, folks would throw the little cars into ditches.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 5:45:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: colorado tanker

I know this is wrong, but I can’t stop myself from laughing.


Ditto.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: BobL

Actually the diesel Smart does considerably better mileage than the diesel Jetta in Europe. Which makes sense since it weighs about 1200 pounds less. Daimler apparently decided not to spend the big bucks to “federalize” it for the United States of Obama.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 5:46:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: cuban leaf

And in the end it’s a win-win.

Some smug a-holes get their come-uppance, and hopefully the perp punks wind up in jail.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 5:46:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gaijin

I wonder if this is a subtle shift to a “hot” class war in this country. The jobs situation is only getting worse and will only get worse. And it is growing exponentially.


26 posted on 04/07/2014 5:47:15 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: RightGeek
The culprit has been identified:


27 posted on 04/07/2014 5:48:53 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: TaMoDee

“When the VW Bug was very popular in the 1950-60’s we would move the front ends up on curbs or whatever was handy.”

The Citroen 2CV was tailor made for this as well, it was even lighter than a VW. Alas, there weren’t enough of these gems in the States to make this a very big sport.


28 posted on 04/07/2014 5:49:54 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Huskrrrr

There are a few of them where I live, but they make no sense. Their forte is not really gas mileage. It is that they are small. But where I live, there is no real traffic, and parking is ample and mostly free. Now, if I still lived in Seattle, I can see how one might be worth it.

Meanwhile the car I have a blast driving to work every day would be worthless in Seattle. I’d have to get a significant distance away from the city to enjoy it. Where I am now, I enjoy it all the way to work (62 miles one way) every day.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 5:50:12 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: RightGeek

In High School some friends and I lifted a VW in the parking lot one wheel at a time and put coffee cans under the tires.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 5:50:38 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: RightGeek

The local Clown’s Union will be pissed. Somebody stop me!


31 posted on 04/07/2014 5:50:59 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RightGeek

Why, Lookie there, Ethel! That there smart car looks mighty dumb . . . don’t it . . .


32 posted on 04/07/2014 5:51:10 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pelham

In highschool one teacher had a bug. It was like a ritual putting it up on the sidewalk. She was good natured about it though.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 5:52:50 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: RightGeek

“... a small white one with a faded “Obama-Biden” bumper sticker “

No reason to have that in the article other than to try to cast blame.


34 posted on 04/07/2014 5:53:12 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: RightGeek

I’ll condemn this...as soon as I stop laughing. Urban Cow Tipping!


35 posted on 04/07/2014 5:58:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: TaMoDee
When the VW Bug was very popular in the 1950-60’s we would move the front ends up on curbs or whatever was handy. It only took 3 or 4 guys, after a case of beer or so.

Hehe ... sometime in the '60s, my cousin and I maneuvered my aunt's VW Bug sideways in our driveway. The driveway was blocked on 3 sides by the garage, the house and bushes in a side yard. She had a bear of a time getting it out ... :-)

36 posted on 04/07/2014 5:59:35 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: colorado tanker

I think it’s very, very funny. I absolutely detest those cars - they are a death trap. At least they can be used to provide humor to some of us.


37 posted on 04/07/2014 5:59:35 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“My kids call the “rollerskates of death”.”

Well you would think so.

In my neck of the woods some chick managed to challenge a freight train with her Smart Car.... and the locomotive punted the thing like a soccer ball. She walked away with just scratches.


38 posted on 04/07/2014 6:00:40 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: RightGeek

The funniest part is the comment section at the link. They are worth the read.


39 posted on 04/07/2014 6:00:43 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: RightGeek

Sounds pretty dumb


40 posted on 04/07/2014 6:06:26 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: Grams A

Smart Car vs Freight Train; the outcome will surprise you:

http://tinyurl.com/lobn8pc


41 posted on 04/07/2014 6:07:30 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Huskrrrr

The local Clown’s Union will be pissed. Somebody stop me!


No way.

Unlike those poor cars you seem to be on a roll.

;-)


42 posted on 04/07/2014 6:11:53 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: TaMoDee

Hubby did the same thing back in the day with Bugs,,would get friends and move it across the street, or turn it around 180 degrees....only did it a couple times.

They were total brats,,but didn’t break anything or hurt anyone.


43 posted on 04/07/2014 6:14:09 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: RightGeek

Are they sure it wasn’t a gust of wind?


44 posted on 04/07/2014 6:17:11 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Huskrrrr

My cousin’s husband on Long Island, NY calls them “stupid cars.”

I call them “Get in to an accident and you get to meet Jesus” cars.


45 posted on 04/07/2014 6:30:51 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: colorado tanker
I know this is wrong, but I can’t stop myself from laughing.

Back when I was in high school our drivers ed teacher (remember when that was a class given at school?) drove a tiny Fiat spyder, he was also the JV football coach and at least twice a month a group would pick up his little car and put it up against the classroom door sideways. There was no phone and just a little window above the door. Always good for a laugh.

46 posted on 04/07/2014 6:40:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: TaMoDee
When the VW Bug was very popular in the 1950-60’s we would move the front ends up on curbs or whatever was handy.

We parallel parked our Ag teacher's VW Bug between two busses on a regular basis. Some football players carried one to the second floor and parked it in front of the school office.

47 posted on 04/07/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
I like the comment in the comment section from one Michael Bush... "I'll bet it was a little girl.....acting alone"

very funny

48 posted on 04/07/2014 6:46:19 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: RightGeek
Practice makes perfect...


49 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:25 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: RightGeek

If 4 SUVs had been flipped, it wouldn’t have made the news.


50 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:31 PM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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