Skip to comments.Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
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.
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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I know this is wrong, but I can’t stop myself from laughing.
I’ve wondered why this hasn’t happened sooner.
Bet this gets more press than the knockout game.
A new twist on “Cow Tipping”.
I strongly dislike vandalism, but this is somewhat of a funny nature.
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.
Well, either way, theyre still criminals.
Yes, they are.
With an odd twist.
...A fourth Smart car — a small white one with a faded “Obama-Biden” bumper sticker — ...
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!
Surely it will be attributed to ransacking Tea Party types from the midwest.....
OK, they should stop this. It’s bad, m’kay. Very bad. But take pictures!
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.
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.
Sorry, please disregard my previous post. This is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
My kids call the “rollerskates of death”.
In Ireland, after rugby games, folks would throw the little cars into ditches.
I know this is wrong, but I cant stop myself from laughing.
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.
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.
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.
“When the VW Bug was very popular in the 1950-60s 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.
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.
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.
The local Clown’s Union will be pissed. Somebody stop me!
Why, Lookie there, Ethel! That there smart car looks mighty dumb . . . don’t it . . .
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.
“... 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.
I’ll condemn this...as soon as I stop laughing. Urban Cow Tipping!
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 ... :-)
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.
“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.
The funniest part is the comment section at the link. They are worth the read.
Sounds pretty dumb
Smart Car vs Freight Train; the outcome will surprise you:
The local Clowns Union will be pissed. Somebody stop me!
Unlike those poor cars you seem to be on a roll.
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.
Are they sure it wasn’t a gust of wind?
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.
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.
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.
If 4 SUVs had been flipped, it wouldn’t have made the news.