Smart Cars Tipped
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The lightweight cars
all had shattered windows and some body damage, Shyy said, adding that
police were looking for multiple people wearing black hooded sweatshirts
who were in the area at the time of the destruction.
As she waited
patiently for an insurance adjuster, Shelley Gallivan stood Monday
afternoon near the fourth Smart car that was vandalized, a small white
compact with a faded “Obama-Biden” bumper sticker. Gallivan was watching
the car for her friend, Wendy Orner, who lives in Cincinnati and had a
baby nearly two months ago.
The car was left to
Orner by her 70-year-old father, who died in January. Gallivan said she
found out the car was damaged when a neighbour texted a picture.
Orner said Monday that she still plans to sell the car when she’s in San Francisco for her father’s memorial in June.
“He was proud that at
age 70 he was driving it around. He felt real progressive in it,” Orner
said. “Although, I don’t know if anyone wants to buy a Smart car now
after what happened.”
Gallivan said she
moved the car from in front of her house to a nearby corner — despite
her husband’s reservations — to allow a bigger car to move into the
She hopes the vandalism isn’t the start of a new trend.