Smart Cars target of city version of cow-tipping

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — It’s apparently the city version of cow-tipping.

Authorities in San Francisco are looking for a group of vandals accused of overturning at least three Smart Cars early Friday morning.

Police say the suspects wore black-hooded sweatshirts. In the video, you can see the tipped two-seat, German-made cars.

Officials say they weigh about 1,600 pounds and are relatively easy to tip.

Smart Cars are popular in areas like San Francisco because of their gas mileage, and they’re easy to park in tight spots.

Meanwhile, car-tipping is classified as a felony vandalism. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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