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 Post subject: Tesla hate in Conifer
Post Posted: Jan 14, 2020 6:56 am 
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I saw this story about someone vandalizing a Tesla in the Safeway parking lot:

https://kdvr.com/2020/01/13/man-caught- ... n-conifer/

My question is why? Honestly, does anyone have any idea why someone would target a Tesla like this? I really had no idea that there was animosity toward these vehicles. In a twisted sort of way I can see how someone could draw conclusions about someone's politics or life view if they were driving a Subaru, Prius or lifted F250 Powerstroke and why a cretin might target those but I truly can't get my head around the Tesla thing.


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Post Posted: Jan 14, 2020 8:13 am 
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Makes no sense. I suspect the story is all wrong. I suspect she was targeted personally for something she has done (e.g., taking up 2 parking spaces, offensive bumper sticker, etc.).


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Makes no sense. I suspect the story is all wrong. I suspect she was targeted personally for something she has done (e.g., taking up 2 parking spaces, offensive bumper sticker, etc.).



The story was on the community pages on FB before it went to the news. All she did was park and shop. And even if she did park in two spaces (which it s clear she did not from the video) or express her right to put a bumper sticker on her car, it continues to make no sense. There is no excuse for this.


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Vandalism is wrong no matter what. I'm not saying there is any justification for it.

I'm just saying I doubt the vandalism was directed at the model of car. It is FAR MORE likely that the act was directed at the driver. She may have cut the guy off, took the space he was about to pull into, whatever... I can think of a 100 things that could have happened.

That level of hate for a car doesn't make sense. But that level of hate towards an inconsiderate act requires no stretch of the imagination.

However, I doubt we will ever know the truth of it.


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More likely, it was totally random. Vandalism for the sake of vandalism. Some people are just mean.


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Unfortunately "Tesla Hate" is a real thing - its happens all the time around the country. I don't understand it. its senseless vandalism for never a good reason. this person very very likely did nothing wrong other than owning a tesla.

A popular tesla site reports fairly commonly on this:
https://www.teslarati.com/?s=vandalism

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I don't think "Tesla Hate" can be substantiated via vandalism incidents. That sounds more like an urban myth than cause and effect. Kinda like saying SUVs are horrible in the snow because I see more of them in the ditch after a storm than any other vehicle.


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I don't think "Tesla Hate" can be substantiated via vandalism incidents. That sounds more like an urban myth than cause and effect.


I have to agree.
Tesla hate is totally irrational.
ALL models of cars/trucks are vandalized.


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It is discouraging to read posts that without knowledge vilify the victim.

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Agreed. The focus should be on the casual evil perpetrated by the criminal.


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At least in this case the guy will be caught. At the end of the video they said they got the guy's plate number with some of the video(though I don't see it here.) It shouldn't be hard to hard to find the driver. Apparently, Teslas do seem to be targeted fairly often so it wouldn't surprise me that there is some targeting to this vehicle. "Elitism", or "Greenie" may be some of the targeting labels.
Of course if you WERE targeting Teslas then you would think that they know that these vehicles have these cameras. I'm curious if privacy issues have been brought up as having 8 cameras running unattended might get a lot of interesting information. I didn't realize that you could play back video from these hidden cameras. Most cars only have a real-time camera used for backing up.


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I agree with sunsetinthepines, this guy is toast. He will be caught. It's cool that the car had the video and will provide ample evidence for the justice system. Maybe the word will get out not to vandalize cars, ya never know which ones might have cameras.


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