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Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:42:57 PM »
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Suspects-Flip-Over-Smart-Cars-in-San-Francisco-254177981.html


Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
By Lisa Fernandez, Bryan Carmody and Christie Smith
|  Monday, Apr 7, 2014  |  Updated 2:10 PM PDT


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. Dan Gomez, who lives nearby, said: "I don't know why anyone would do that." Christie Smith reports.

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. Shelley Gallivan was babysitting her friend's Smart car after it was left to her by her late father, and was shocked to find it flipped on its right side.

"Whoever is doing this just has misdirected anger," Gallivan said.

San Francisco Police Officer Gordon Shyy said the suspects are still at large and will face felony vandalism charges if they are caught. Police do have an eye witness account to work from.

Brandon Michael was out having a cigarette about 1 a.m. Monday when he spotted about six to eight people wearing hooded sweatshirts flip over the cars.

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Re: Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 08:53:12 PM »
Three teenagers could do this...they just figured out how light these things are and how easily they balance on one end.

On a serious note....God be with you if you get T-boned in one of these things.  They don't have crumple zones, they bounce...like a billiard ball.


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Re: Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 09:39:58 PM »
Sorry... I can't... stop...LAUGHING!

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Re: Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 03:56:17 AM »
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"Whoever is doing this just has misdirected anger," Gallivan said.

I can't think of a more "San Francisco" sentence.  Well done, Ms. Gallivan!  You managed to actually try to make a victim of the perpetrators.  Why, they are just taking it out on small cars, but their real anger lies elsewhere!
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Re: Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 08:15:31 AM »
Shouldn't Eric Holder investigate this as hate crime?  Why not, he doesn't do anything else. :tongue2:
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Re: Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 12:00:32 PM »
Three teenagers could do this...they just figured out how light these things are and how easily they balance on one end.

On a serious note....God be with you if you get T-boned in one of these things.  They don't have crumple zones, they bounce...like a billiard ball.

Saw a picture of one the other day that had no front end.  Caption said "Hit a deer, he laughed and walked off."

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Re: Vandals Flip Smart Cars Over in San Francisco
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2014, 12:51:20 PM »
On a serious note....God be with you if you get T-boned in one of these things.  They don't have crumple zones, they bounce...like a billiard ball.

Maybe they should drive only in no accident zones for their own safety. :whistle:
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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