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Old 12-18-2005, 02:42 AM   #1
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Was looking at a thread called, "so vandlaism is fun"

What makes a car a more likely target to get vandalized?
Is it a personal conflict with the owner? Seems the obvious, but I wonder this -

would cars with aestetic things like neon, racing decals, body kits, whatever, make a car more likely to get messed with just because it is personalized? Just because the owner went the extra step to make the car look nice? Would a crook think - "Someone did a lot of hard work, let'* run it!"

No, I am not saying folks who have such things deserve to have their cars busted up.

It just seems whenever an impersonal car-vandalizing happens, it is always a car who'* owner had put such things. You seldom hear of someone'* rusty ol plymouth truck (or other junker mobile) getting messed with
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As far as I know, it usually boils down to jealousy. Pat'* car was a museum-quality piece.

The local ricer 'cruisers' around here see my car a little different. They have reason to fear or perhaps respect the car. I get a nod now from some as I drive by. They respect it. Now if they'd never had their little fart-cans killed by my car before, and they just saw it in a dark parking lot with my banner on the back window, it would be a different story.

They've got a connection in a sense with my cars, so they're not unknowns. Make sense? That'* the way I figure it anyway.
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Mine, for all intents and purposes is totally stock. I keep it cleaned and polished, but no flashy stuff on it. Mine was one of a few cars that had the mirrors kicked off of them. Probably from the downtown bar crowd. Why some cars, and not others? Haven't a clue.
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ok as you Know my car attracted alot of attention

it never got messed with at all
i had a egg thrown at it but that was from the Ex- Girl

95% of Vandalism comes from a person you know!!!!
its very random that you hear of somebody just screwing up a car for the hell of it
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Alot of people hate other peoples rides because of how nice they are, how clean they are, or simply how much time someone is willing to spend on it just to get an extra leg or two up, and its ridiculous.
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Alot of people hate other peoples rides because of how nice they are, how clean they are, or simply how much time someone is willing to spend on it just to get an extra leg or two up, and its ridiculous.
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I think the reason Pat'* car was picked was because of his banner. People in groups tend to be stupid. They were probably walking by and said "WTF is bonnevilleclub, what a homo." or something to that effect... so then they did what they did out of pure stupidity.
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