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Tesla Hate Crimes

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Keith909man, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Keith909man

    Keith909man Member

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    So last night while out driving to the store, I came to a stop light with an early 2000s mustang next to me. Minding my own business until I looked over and saw the guy in the mustang was giving me the bird... no eye contact, no words, nothing. Just holding up his finger towards me the whole time till the light changed.

    Starting driving when I heard something hit my car. Loud enough to be heard well within my cabin. Thought I rocked kicked up and hit me pretty good until I saw the mustang guy throwing unknown objects out his window at me and I get hit again! I pulled off and pulled into a parking lot and thankfully no visible damage.

    This was what I believe a hate crime based on the fact I was driving an EV or I could have been hated on for driving a nice car. Non the less, it was scary that this was happening and I wished I would have gotten his plate number.

    I normally get positive vibes from bystanders and nothing like this before but I’ve heard and seen videos of horry stories of lambos getting attack just because it’s a Lamborghini..

    Has anyone else been targeted for driving a Tesla before?
     
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  3. freeewilly

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    Time to invest a dash cam.
     
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  4. SSedan

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    There are jackasses in the world period, probably just the expensive car thing nothing more.
    Couple years ago my employer sent out a notice to remove parking passes from view when leaving work as someone's car was vandalized in a public lot somewhere. Sounded like the vandal was caught and did it because since it is a good employer the employee must have been well off financially. Luckily that was not a location here in Wisconsin, here we have enough good manufacturing jobs the parking pass just spawns conversation about a good place to work and that expansion project looks like it will be a good thing for the area.
     
  5. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    As a non-white person living in the United States, I'm trying to wrap my mind around the use of the words "Tesla" and "hate crime" together. I get what OP is trying to say, but "hate crime" isn't the right term for it.

    Bruce.
     
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  6. Xenoilphobe

    Xenoilphobe Active Member

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    I think I found the dude you ran into.

     
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  7. hydro 481

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    You must have a very smug looking face OP :p

    But seriously I think some people just find reasons to hate others. Or maybe they work for the oil industry? Anyways I'm glad your family made it out safely.
     
  8. Joe F

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    Glock makes a nice one.
     
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  9. Plan B

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    Tacoma is scary.
     
  10. Keith909man

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    Right?! Lol
     
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  11. Asymmetry

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    Stick a "Made in USA" sticker on it, will cause a Redneck logic failure and error out.
     
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  12. scaesare

    scaesare Well-Known Member

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    Well, if vandalism is a crime, and it's motivated by hatred for a person and/or their choices.... but I understand what you mean.
     
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  13. dethman

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    Sure you didnt cut them off accidentally or something?
     
  14. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    I've had something similar happen to me in my Tesla last week. I don't generally drive like a maniac, but I do love punching it in highway on ramps when there aren't any cars around.

    Last week, I had an Audi A4 tailgating me shortly before getting in the highway. I didn't really mind it as that's normal here in LA. I accelerated and left it way behind until I reached the flow of traffic. Then, I noticed it kept swerving around other cars to try and get in front of me. When it finally did, it sprayed windshield wiper fluid onto my windshield and brake checked me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  15. johnster007

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    I’ve gotten the finger twice and my wife and I have both been “coal rolled” on separate occasions. Kinda sucks to be judged by a purchase. Thinking about changing IH8OIL license plate which I think gets a lot of people excited.
     
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  16. Keith909man

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    Positive. My designation was a straight shot. No changing lanes needed. My first sight of the mustang was when I was pulling up to a already red light. He was already sitting there when I pulled to the left of him
     
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    Sorry u got me on this ..never heard that term??? ..apologies in advance I’m from SoCal :eek:
     
  18. jeffpaul

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    Yeah, here in PA there's been a few times where some back-country folk had been questioning me about my car and ended with something like "Yeah, it's nice and all, but I only buy American".

    I think if you know your audience and choose your words carefully, a good chunk of the time you can end on a good note, even when they might come over to pick an argument.
     
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  19. johnster007

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    Tried to upload some images to no avail. It’s the practice of modifying diesel exhaust systems to produce huge clouds of black smoke. Does California have Google?:)
     
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  20. markb1

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    Rolling coal - Wikipedia

    First video that came up on Google:

     
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