Skip to comments.Hooded Car-Tipping Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars In San Francisco
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
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 citys Portola District around the same time that a silver Smart Carthe compact eco-friendly vehicleswas found turned on its 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 its 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 theyre 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, weve 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, Theres environmentally friendly then theres just plain stupid which these cars are Before all the haters start, would never actually damage someones property, but mentally, its 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 dont really care, said Smith. Having lived in SF for as long as I have, Ive come to expect random acts of violence and mayhem.
Big deal. In Amsterdam,NL, they tip those cars into the canal.
SF has fewer Cows than in the past.
Pelosi tipping could be fun though...
those cars were specially designed for NBA championship celebrations in Detroit.
liberals denying the fact “youts” know rich white folks are suckers who drive these cars.
I supposed those models had a sunroof where the player’s heads would stick out. LOL
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.
Sorry, I did a search with “vandal” and “smart car” and it did not come up as already having been posted.
nope. their ‘throw down’ cars for the vandals to toss and burn
aint no Smart Cars all upmin the Hood Yall!.....
i find this hahahahalarious!
I’m sure if 0bama had a son he would be tipping smart cars . . . it’s the class struggle thing.
Poor liberals vs Rich Liberals, get the popcorn.
As high school kids we used to pick up VW Bugs and move them to a different parking places.
” 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.
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