Toyota Prius owners aren't bad folks. With a few exceptions, they're just normal people who appreciate the comfortable, high-mileage hybrid. Someone in Arlington, Virginia doesn't see it that way, though, as 14 examples (and one Smart) had at least one tire slashed last Sunday night.

The serial tire-slasher didn't swipe any items from the vehicles, but he or she has left owners with substantial bills and sour dispositions. According to a report from ABC affiliate WJLA, some citizens are considering the matter a hate crime.

Despite the targeting of Toyota hybrids and the acquisition of one fingerprint, police have been unable to make any arrests, as the slasher has targeted vehicles across the county. Take a look at the local news report from WJLA below.


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      carboy55
      • 2 Years Ago
      Blowhards on the political right can\'t leave well enough alone. They have to try to bully drivers of Hybrids and EVs into believing the earth is flat like they do. Neanderthals, all of them.
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      mylz
      • 2 Years Ago
      As pissed I would be if this happened to me I cannot stand Prius owners. They think they are better than everyone. I have a client that owns one and dear lawrd she drives me insane. She is a green freak but she is convinced she is saving the environment. Hell her yard is full of weeds instead of grass. If she only new how un eco friendly the Prius really was. On another note Prius drivers in general are stuck up snobs. They normally chill in the left lane holding up traffic. Move the heck over!
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        @mylz
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        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mylz
        Hmmm...I guess I've not noticed Prii in the left lane. Even on the beltway in/around DC.
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        knightrider_6
        • 2 Years Ago
        no, it will turn out to be some far right trailer trash like you trying to harass people who don't agree with him.
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          @knightrider_6
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        bubba_roe
        • 2 Years Ago
        The tinfoil hat is strong with this one.
      hummer.h1.alpha
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jusy go buy some new tires and quit cryin\'. Yes, it\'s a shame and I don\'t approve of F****** with somebody\'s car but I hope you choke on your Latte and drop your kindle while you are waiting for your new tires to be installed at the tire store you smug left lane hogging Bastards!...LOL!!!!
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hummer.h1.alpha
        sisters are the best for kissin! I couldn't agree with you more!
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        @hummer.h1.alpha
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      hummer.h1.alpha
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who cares...it\'s a f****** golf cart. Pretentious f*****. They make good speed bumps though.
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        @hummer.h1.alpha
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        Rob J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hummer.h1.alpha
        What a well reasoned and thought provoking response. Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
      collabplan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Police are profiling all Chevy Volt owners within a 100-mile radius......all 3 of them.
        Zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @collabplan
        Ha...that's actually funny. +1 for sense of humor.
        drolds1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @collabplan
        2800 Chevy Volts were sold in June.
          collabplan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @drolds1
          Typical Volt apologist. You are so predictably sensitive....lighten up. You're username should be druid1.
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      There's a Prius in my company's parking lot, has a sticker with the numbers 26.5 on the gas cap (no idea what that means), and a license plate stating that the driver is an honor student from a fancy university. Smug is as smug does.
      F1
      • 2 Years Ago
      its wrong, but easy to understand why....
        Al Terego
        • 2 Years Ago
        @F1
        Ummm no, please explain why...
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          @Al Terego
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          creamwobbly
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          WJK. I'm a hypermiler and I cross the intersection before the lazy slobs with their V8s even wake up to the fact the light changed. Hypermilers are *more* aware of the road conditions, *more* engaged with driving, than the slackjaws who think they're "fast away from the lights" because they can go above the speed limit to get past the TDI that just embarrased them.
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      SKINNYwithNOfood
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care what kind of car you drive, you don't touch or mess with other people's car. The fact of the matter is someone worked hard and paid or paying for that car.
      SpaceGhost
      • 2 Years Ago
      Targeting hybrids or not; Never disrespect someones ride. Hope they catch the Jerk.
        dukeisduke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SpaceGhost
        Amen. No matter what you think of somebody's car, or their bumper stickers, do not jack with their ride.
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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is inexcusable. I don't care what kind of car is being targeted, this is just stupid vandalism. A lack of respect for other people's property is disgraceful.
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