Skip to comments.Vandal Targets Prius Cars in Arlington
Posted on 07/23/2013 4:30:05 AM PDT by markomalley
More than a dozen people spread throughout north and south Arlington woke up Monday morning with slashed car tires, and the vandal had a pretty specific target.
Someone punctured the tires of Priuses parked overnight on driveways, apartment parking lots and the street. Police found 15 Prius cars flat. They also got a Smart car.
Police say they found fingerprints consistent with someone leaning on the car while cutting the tires.
I thought the Jeep Liberty was the gay car of choice.
Smells “false flag” to me...
I remember that anti homosexual graffiti. It turns out that the two lesbian girls who lived in that house did it themselves. The media dutifully gave them lots of coverage in sympathy for that alleged hate crime. The media did not spend much time on the fallout when discovered to be a hoax.
Remember in recent years, incidents in which black people reported finding nooses? Some of those were also found to be hoaxes. And those cases too were reported by a sympathetic media, to allegedly show how much racism is still out there.
Why do liberals and/or politically correct grievance groups, stage these events to gain sympathy? Isn’t the fact that these events don’t happen in real life an indication that conservatives are not full of hate?
Or do liberals just tend to be drama queens, who will do anything to attract attention to their causes????
Prius don’t bother me, but the arrogant fools with the “smart” cars that have plates like “We Smart” and other garbage do. Not that I’d even consider damaging them. But I do want to post a note on their windshields that states:
“You could have saved $10,000, gotten 10 more miles per gallon and gotten a real trunk with a diesel Jetta.”
That said, it does sound like a false flag; our side respects private property. My fantasy is even a bit extreme for our side.
The owners think they own the road and Arlington is full of spiteful liberals. It looks like they have pissed off another liberal.
Is it true that hybrids take special tires? If yes, then check local tire shops
I love it!
Angry bicycle rider pissed off these drivers won't move over to let them pass???
My wife has a Jeep Liberty, and she is NOT gay.
It’s vandalism. Shouldn’t be applauded or thought funny, IMHO.
For some reason that comment reminded me of Henry the Green Engine, and his need for special Welsh coal.
Prius drivers are like bicyclists on four wheels. Completely self absorbed, radiating a greener-than-thou nimbus, while ignoring traffic signals and other drivers. Schadenfreude is a German word, meaning two Priuī colliding at a four-way stop. It is not true that Prius is Latin for "prick", however. It is Latin for "chump".
"Smart Car", on the other hand, is simply a cruel misnomer.
you asked if hybrids have special tires...
I get your screen name, KingLudd, but most people can’t get it through their thick luddite heads that a hybrid car simply has two engines. The gas engine both powers the car and charges the batteries for the electric engine. Some of the time the car runs on the electric engine and that’s why hybrid cars use less gas.
There are no special tires!
I shouldn’t smile about this...private property is not to be messed with. I shouldn’t smile.
A little research seems to indicate that that is what Goodyear and Toyota would like you believe. Apparently any DOT approved tire the right size will work. Toyota (and Goodyear) want you use low rolling resistance tires, for better gas mileage and improve profits for Goodyear and Toyota dealers. Another compromise you need to make with a Prius - sacrifice performance (traction, comfort) for gas mileage.
Most Prius owners do so to “send a message”,
and that “message” is how they are superior to you.
You’re right, a modern diesel engine is within a few percentage points of efficiency with a FUEL CELL!
Perhaps it was one person who had finally had enough of the condescending sneers he gets from the pretentious pricks driving Prius vehicles.
I don’t give a rat’s rump about people who own Smart cars; if they want to have to borrow a neighbor’s bigger car to make a grocery run, that’s their problem.
It could be a bicycle rider. They think they own the road also.
No, but some airplanes have two or more engines.
A hybrid has an engine and a MOTOR. There is a major difference between the terms.
Prius drivers should have to use the bike trails........
Think about it. In most (if not all) of these incidents, it is some leftist prig who does this sort of vandalism.
I would like it if I never saw another one in the HOV lane. They like to go slow.
Yup...Until 10 years ago I thought the DMV was causing a lot of the confusion.
Now it should be called the DEMV.
There's still a lot of confusion about the two terms. Generally, the distinction is either about nrg source (i.e. electrical vs. chemical or heat) OR rotating vs. reciprocating.
The later is my personal preference.
Once upon a time, Honda made the Insight hatchback. The first-gen cars were tiny ultralight machines, and as I recall they did require special tires, or at least recommended them, as part of their “hypermiler” ethos. That’s probably where the notion came from.
Frankly, I happen to like the 2nd-gen and 3rd-gen Prius (and the spinoffs). Setting aside all the asinine “greenie” stuff, the tech is neat. It’s a great city car.
Living in Central Florida, we see a lot of motorhomes come in the Fall and go in the Spring.
About one third of them have a car in tow behind them.
Most often, the car they have in tow is either a Prius or a Smart Car.
There is a development down the road from us. One section has RV Homes that have an attached RV garage the length of the house. They also have an attached two car garage and a third attached stall for either a third car or a golf cart.
One such home has two Smart Cars, with SMART 1 and SMART 2 plates. Another home has a Prius with ECO-RIDE for a plate.
Both homes have motorhomes that are gargantuan and probably cost twice the price of the entire home.
On a side note: just this past week, I have observed two Prius cars on the city streets clogging traffic as they were broken down and immobile with frantic owners on their cellphones. Made me curious as to the cause of their breaking down and especially how old the cars might have been.
Just as we finished up, a grey haired woman left the bathroom, got in and headed east.....a few miles down the road, we saw a semi move into the left lane and pass her - the blowback gave the little Smart quite a wiggle.
Being as you're in Florida, it could be the summer heat offing their battery systems.
Here in the Kalifornia desert, you're lucky to get two years out of a "Five Year" car battery.....heat kills. The only upside is that the warranty gets your replacement for virtually free.
I was in a meeting with a bunch of leftists co-workers one time. I usually daydreamed during those meetings most of the time, but I woke up and heard them discussing smart cars. Without thinking, I said loudly, “Can you imagine trying to pick up a woman in one of those things?”. Everyone just roared with laughter.
That idiotic nursery school sounding song on the Prius commercial is worse than nails on a blackboard. Worst commercial on tv.
The Prius is a very well engineered (albeit not very pretty) car, and I don’t begrudge those who drive them. Along with others, I smell a liberal perp trying to make others look bad. Reasoning: We conservatives just don’t give much of a smelly Obama about what libs drive. However, we care very much about their inability to reason, and their sleaziness, lying, and backstabbing.
Libs should remember that the Prius doesn’t go very fast (except when some lib claims it had “unintended acceleration”) and as such will not do them much good when CW-II starts.
angry gm volt worker?
Same here. Have to keep a close watch on the "2-Year" mark or you get stranded somewhere with a dead battery. AAA and jumper cables come in mighty handy during the summer which runs from March 1 to December 31.
The only thing worse than that is an old couple in a Buick.
Although some like to differentiate by labeling steam or combustion motors "engines" and electric engines "motors", there really is no difference in the meaning of the words that prohibits them being used interchangeably.
Even in common usage you get "motor boats" and "General Motors".
The main qualification is if you can get 8 in the front seat.
“Police say they found fingerprints consistent with someone leaning on the car while cutting the tires.”
Cops. They look the other way on, burglary, auto theft,
illegal immigration (sanctuary cities), hit and run accidents
and vandalism of average American citizens but you let one
tard group be the target and they find all the resources
they need to investigate and find who did it. Throw in
their lust for killing law abiding citizens pets and you
wonder, other than generating revenue, what are they good
As far as smug Prius owners, just burn a tire in their
honor. It makes their elitist attempt moot.
Thanks, I have a Liberty.....
It’s funny(funny ha ha), I always thought it was Chrysler Convertibles.
Guess I’m getting old.
THAT was the Post I was waiting for.
Now awaiting word from Subaru owners.
Does this mean that the plural of "prius" is not "prii"?
No harm, no foul. Just jerking your chain.....
My brother had a co-worker who was always crowing about her Prius. He would pull out a photo of his Jeep Commanche towing a broken down bus and ask her if her little Pious could do that.
No, the worst commercial on tv is the Gerber Life Grow Up Plan (insurance), which has remained unchanged for the past two or three years and runs at least twice an hour, day or night. It has horrible writing and even worse acting.
Thank you for listening. /rant
Low resistance, high-center of gravity with all those batteries, a recipe for disaster on curvy roads. Sticky high-resistance tires are great for racing and making through curves. Gas mileage not so great, but fun on high speed romps.
You have obviously missed the commercial about the lady on vacation with her “turtle friend”....