Police in San Francisco are on the lookout for vandals who have been tipping… Smart cars! This is not a new trend with reports of tipping over large, heavy objects such as cows and even VW bugs in the 1960s and 1970s.
To put smart car flipping into perspective the average smart car weighs about 1,500lbs while a Hummer can be up to 8,500lbs!
NBC Bay Area shared an eyewitness report by Brandon Michael who was out having a cigarette when he spotted six to eight people flop over the cars. “”They looked like they were up to no good,” Michael said. “And sure enough, they huddled around it and lifted it up.”
And the vandalized cars? Michael said they reminded him of little dogs: “They look like they are dachshunds sitting up on their hind legs.”
“Smart Car Tipping” NBC Bay Area: