Tipping Smart cars is the new cow tipping

Daily Buzz
April 8, 2014
Tipping Smart cars is the new cow tipping

Cow tipping was so yesterday. This is 2014 — we have smart cars to tip.

If you’re unfamiliar with the old redneck party game "cow tipping," let me familiarize you. It’s when a person sneaks up on an unsuspecting cow (usually in the middle of the night) and pushes them so that they tip over. Just cruel and so utterly stupid. However, now the cows are no longer the victims! The Smart car is.

A group of hooded bandits, who are still at large, were running around the streets of San Francisco on Sunday night flipping Smart cars.

By Monday morning, reports emerged of four different Smart cars having been found either flipped onto their front wheels, back wheels or on their sides.

Witness Brandon Michael was out for a cigarette at about 1 a.m. on Monday morning when he witnessed six to eight suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts huddled around a Smart car. “They looked like they were up to no good,” Michael told NBC Bay Area. “And sure enough, they huddled around it and lifted it up.”

The motives as to why these vandals are out to get the eco-friendly vehicles are still unanswered.

Neighbours in the area couldn’t figure it out either. Parking is tight in San Fran, and gas prices are at an all-time high, so why vandalize the cars that, if anything, are aiding the situation? “I think it’s a bunch of pranks,” said resident Dan Gomez to NBC.

The Smart car is smaller and lighter than an average car, weighing about 1,500 pounds, which might be a reason why these punks decided to target the small car.

A parody Facebook page was also set up called "Smart Car Tipping," where some people were actually in favour of this stupid trend.

Prank or not, it is vandalism — and it isn’t cheap to fix a tipped Smart car.