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Car-tipping? Vandals upend ultra-compact
Smart cars in San Francisco

Los Angeles Times, by Jason Wells

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Posted By:Hazymac, 4/9/2014 7:21:03 PM

Urbanites have apparently found an answer to rural California´s long nefarious history of cow-tipping. A group of men in San Francisco have allegedly taken to car-tipping. Three Smart cars were "tipped over" late Sunday or early Monday, local media reported. The pint-sized, two-door coupes were either set on their hind quarters or tipped completely over. The feat of upending a car listed at roughly 1,800 pounds may take more muscle than merely pushing over a snoozing cow, but the vandals also appeared to know what they were doing, according to one witness. Brandon Michael told KGO-TV that he stepped outside

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Tipping over Smart cars? In San Francisco? Maybe it´s a kinky wrinkle on ecological behavior. I bet these car-tippers wouldn´ try that on a 7,400 pound GMC Yukon hybrid.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 4/9/2014 7:30:00 PM     (No. 9804752)

I graduated High school in 1960. Even then there were tiny cars (Austin, Morris Minor). Some of the seniors picked up one of the girls´s little Austin and put in the hallway outside the principal´s office. They didn´t damage it unlike these ´smart car´ vandals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 4/9/2014 8:02:35 PM     (No. 9804776)

Smart Cars apparently make sense in San Francisco where parking is a serious and very expensive problem. Many have "country cars", which they store and use for weekends or driving vacations only. Rely on public transportation in town. I knew one business executive who rode a motorcycle to his office.

The thugs who do this stuff wouldn´t think twice about keying or otherwise damaging that GMC Yukon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/9/2014 8:04:23 PM     (No. 9804777)

When I was in high school, a friend´s mother let her drive her Crosley (remember them?) to school. Football players lifted it off the street and placed it between two trees on the grassy parking strip between the street and the sidewalk.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rushie, 4/9/2014 8:32:19 PM     (No. 9804804)

Sounds like Cars "tipping" the tractors!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LadyG, 4/9/2014 9:01:31 PM     (No. 9804838)

The pictures are funny. Made me laugh.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thewarden, 4/9/2014 11:43:56 PM     (No. 9804960)

My friend´s VW Bug was hijacked by our male friends at the boys´ school down the road and ended up in the quad. Cute. I have, however, no sympathy for smart car owners.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 4/10/2014 2:08:28 AM     (No. 9805043)

When I was at my first college, an engineering school, one night several of the mechanical engineering students took a VW Bug of the original "Herbie" variety and reassembled it in its entirety in the lobby of one of the dorms (mine, in particular). We all got a huge kick out it, especially since although everyone knew who did it, no one saw anything.

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