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114Cars Spray-Painted With Rude Messages In New York

Car defaced with 'Learn to drive s-bag' painted on its side

A vandal in the New York borough of Queens bypassed the fad of leaving passive-aggressive notes on bad drivers' windshields for the more active, aggressive strategy of spray-painting cars with their rude messages.

41Former Dolphin Richie Incognito takes a bat to his own Ferrari [w/video]

Richie Incognito, the former Miami Dolphin's offensive lineman, reportedly vandalized his own new Ferrari FF with a baseball bat on Wednesday, in a story that is just the latest bizarre event to befall the professional football player.

33Park in the garage! Halloween has highest number of vehicle vandalism claims

Car vandalism is neither a trick nor a treat, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that it's just as much an after effect of Halloween as candy-induced stomach aches and throwing away rotting jack-o'-lanterns. According to IIHS data, cars are, on average, twice as likely to be vandalized on October 31 – sometimes even with slashed tires and broken windows.

199Woman, 73, Accused Of Keying Multiple Cars

Over a dozen vehicles damaged since May

Janina Slomiana is accused of keying more than a dozen cars since May, including six just this past Sunday.

124Toyota Prius owners targeted by tire-slashing VA vandal

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.

43Virginians Beware: Hybrid tire-slasher on the loose

What's not to like about saving fuel on your daily commute? Really, if you have to drive yourself to work every day, you may as well do it in the most efficient vehicle available, right? Well, at least one criminal in Arlington, Virginia seems to disagree. According to WUSA9, a local news station, a total of 16 vehicles had their tires slashed last Sunday night, most of them being Toyota Prius hybrids.

37Vandalized EV charging stations in Baltimore remain broken after 10 months

Apparently, there's no place in Baltimore's city-management handbook (or probably any other city's, for that matter) that describes what to do when somebody goes medieval on an electric-vehicle charging station. That's perhaps why, even though the charging ports on two publicly accessible stations in the city's Water Street parking garage were smashed last September, they haven't been fixed, Plug In Cars reports. The stations, installed in August 2011, were manufactured by ChargePoint (formerly

103Vandals Damage Cars In Philadelphia Crime Spree

Police have three suspects in custody

Three South Philadelphia residents have been arrested and charged in connection with a vandalism spree that left paint scratched or tires slashed on at least 38 vehicles.

32Mom arrested for helping kids vandalize cars with BB gun

There are any number of wholesome ways to bond with your brood. Teaching them the finer points of the drive-by shooting probably shouldn't be one of them. That didn't stop 43-year-old Susan Becker piling her two teenage children into a car along with another teenage friend, arming the lot with pellet and BB guns and encouraging her posse to fire on parked cars.

147Aston Martin Vandalized By Taxi Driver

Owner of the luxury car still searching for culprit

Shocking footage of a cabbie scratching a $77,000 car has the owner searching for the vandal.

194One Man, Half A Million Dollars In Damaged Luxury Cars

Man keys 12 high-end vehicles at dealership for 'twisted thrill'

One man caused more than half a million dollars in damage to 12 luxury vehicles last Sunday when he entered a dealership lot and keyed the cars.

13Parisian Autolib car sharing service suffers setbacks, sells 6,000 subscriptions

Autolib, the Parisian electric car sharing service, is not having the kind of start it had hoped for. Though the program officially kicked off in October, the rubber really hit the road in December and, since that time, 30 to 40 of the 250 Bolloré-built Bluecars in the fleet have had to be taken out of service. The problem stems from a combination of vandalism – something the city's bicycle-sharing program also experiences a lot of – and ordinary breakdowns of one sort or anot

74Burning cars filling up Berlin streets

Berlin is facing a rash of vehicle arson this year with more than 320 vehicles set ablaze in 2011 so far. Authorities claim that at least 140 of those incidents have been politically motivated, with the arsonists leaving notes at the scene. Those crimes have targeted luxury makes like BMW and Mercedes-Benz as part of growing unrest among Germany's lower classes. The notes typically contain some sort of anti-gentrification message. As for the rest of the torchings, law enforcement says those crim

115Detroit News web poll asks if buying a foreign car is un-American

It's really hard to figure what's dumber here: the Detroit News "CyberSurvey" that asks, in the wake of the vandalism (four cars) that took place in the Detroit area over the weekend, "Is buying a foreign car un-American?" or the fact that 60% of respondents answer it in the affirmative. Good grief. A quick refresher for everyone: the American thing is to buy whatever car you like. That's one of the nice things about living here, having the freedom to make that choice without it becoming a litmu

AddAnti-greens now attacking and damaging Priuses?

A few years back it was not unheard of to see incidents of vandalism and outright destruction committed against large SUVs, especially Hummer H2s. Those incidents have largely died down recently, perhaps because people feel pity for those SUV owners who can no longer afford to drive them and can't afford to get rid of them. Now, however, someone is striking back against what they likely perceive as the overly smug, self-righteous greenies who drive Toyota Priuses. One Prius was completely destro

78First HUMMER, now Prius: Hybrids targeted by vandals, too

Vandals who mess with other people's cars are scum -- bottom-feeders who are beneath contempt. It doesn't matter what the vehicle being damaged is. Cars are a major purchase, there's often an emotional connection to them, and most importantly, they generally represent the owner's primary source of mobility -- getting him or her to work, to the store, to pick up the kids, and so on.

AddPrius pillage pre-meditated in Petaluma

It appears someone has it in for the Prii of Petaluma, CA. Over the past two weeks, at least half-a-dozen of the hybrids have been hunted down and had their windows shattered by bricks, rocks and a hammer. One Prius had a fender dented as well. While there doesn't appear to any sign of the attacks escalating to spray-painting or burning as had happened to Hummers in L.A. a few years ago, there are no known leads in the case and Prius owners may want to take extra parking precautions.

76Eco-thugs trash D.C. resident's HUMMER

Gareth Groves had his newly-acquired 2005 HUMMER H2 SUT on the road for just five days, and now it's out of commission. Groves lives in what a neighbor described to The Washington Post as "liberal leaning" community. That same person felt compelled to add that "It's ridiculous to be driving a HUMMER." Apparently, she's not the only one who felt that way.

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