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Smart car tipping a new crime wave in California

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SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities are investigating strange cases of vandalism after four Smart cars were found ‘tipped’.

Sounds like cow tipping though Smart car tipping is likely easier and safer for the perpetrators. Smart cars weigh in around 2,000lbs and don’t have the ability to kick.

Witnesses reported observing the seven suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts, walking up to the cars, and turning them over.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, all four cars had body damage and broken windows. Investigators are looking into whether the incidents represent a campaign against the tiny vehicles, or were simply acts of vandalism. Car tipping is apparently uncommon in the Bay Area though there have been other cases in other American cities, Canada and the Netherlands.

Below is the news report from KRON 4.

  • Smart car tipping a new crime wave in California