San Francisco Terrorized by Rash of Smart Car Tippings


The hot new #trend in San Francisco is a startup that crowdsources Snapchats about Yelp! reviews, which I just made up but please, any potential investors, wire over $4 bil for the idea.

Oh and also Smart car tipping.

Smart car tipping is a lot like cow tipping—vandals easily shove over something that can’t get up—except getting caught results in a vegan lethargically shaking his fist rather than a farmer shooting you.

From NBC Bay Area:

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.

Here, I’ll give the obligatory “Don’t vandalize” message. Tipping over a Smart car breaks mirrors and glass, etc, and if you’re a prankster you’re clearly terrifying, and also confusing, vast swaths of San Francisco.

Bay Area resident Brandon Michael said he was out having a cigarette at 1 a.m. Monday when he noticed about eight hoodied people flipping over the cars. He had no idea what was happening. “[The cars] look like they are dachshunds sitting up on their hind legs,” he said.

I’d also be remiss to not say the images are not kind of funny? And pranksters are always gonna prank. As Chris Illuminati said over at Guyism, “Remember San Fran area residents—if you see something, say something. First laugh, then say something.”

[H/T: Guyism]