Vandal Pours Acid-Like Substance On Chevrolet Camaro17
For many people, the car is an extension of who they are. It’s a physical representation of our inner selves to the world around us – a conscious choice that exudes certain qualities and characteristics. And for just as many, the car is a vital asset to daily life. When that space is violated – a door ding, for example – there is a sense of sadness, frustration, and anger. The feeling is one with which enthusiasts are more familiar than most. One Las Vegas woman, Shawn Smith, recently discovered those feelings when a vandal poured an acid-like substance on her sixth-gen Chevrolet Camaro.
Smith was at work when the incident happened on Friday, April 5th. Her Camaro was parked in the parking lot when someone rushed into her place of work to say that they saw a construction worker pour something over the rear end of her Camaro. Smith’s business partner, Danny Ericsen, tried to chase down the culprit. While he didn’t catch him, he did get a picture of the car and license plate, and handed the photos over to the police. The suspected vandal escaped in a burnt orange Chevrolet Cruze.
Smith’s Camaro headed straight to Service King for repairs, where the cost to fix the damage is estimated at around $5,000. The plastic bits will be replaced, as will the chrome muffler tips. The damage to the deck lid will get sanded down to the bare metal and then repainted. Tim Wolf, the general manager of Service King, said it’d look as good as new once repairs are complete.
It’s upsetting when people do terrible things for seemingly no reason at all, though sadly it is the world we live in. Thankfully, the damage is repairable, and Smith does carry insurance on the vehicle, which is a bit of good news in an otherwise sad situation. We hope Smith and her Chevrolet Camaro are back on the road in no time.
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Looks like they used brake fluid
IMHO, root cause of the damage wasn’t brake fluid… it was the whole part about adults behaving like children. I don’t know the circumstances, so I can’t help but feel bad for the actual Camaro.
Looks like paint thinner.
Looks more like paint stripper. Pretty vile stuff. This guy needs a good stiff fine plus reparations and punitive damages.Teach his dumb ass a lesson.
Brake fluid can’t do that kind of damage to modern base/clear coats. That’s paint stripper. I’ve used Rust-Oleum paint stripper and it will do that in as little as 10 mins.
Guy needs a good punch in the head, repeatedly. Before or after the cops cuz you know damn well the courts won’t do sweet FA. So a few broken bones should suffice. People need to learn to respect other people’s things. Unfortunately respect like common sense isn’t so common anymore.
I am not a Chevy fan, however I am a car guy, owned old and new Dodge and Ford Muscle Cars. I saw this on my Google news feed. That all being said I hope they catch this A-hole. I know what it is like to have a car that you love and some d*ck vandalize it or hits in the parking lot then leaves. I feel for the lady and.glad she has insurance hopefully this guy will have to pay for it so she does not have to claim it.
I feel as if we’re only getting one side of this story. How often does some one just damage a vehicle like this unprovoked? I’m not saying what this person did is right, but I’m sure there’s an underlining reason why this Camaro was targeted
Not necessarily! A sociopath rarely needs provocation. They simply have a callous disregard for the rights, property and wellbeing of others. (Think Stephen Paddock.) Often, it is simply boredom that motivates them to hurt others.
The perp was wrong do vandalize the Camaro regardless of the context. It’s never right to destroy property like that.
That said, you’re undoubtedly right that there is far more to this story than we know. And that backstory could very well make the perp look even worse than he already does now.
I disagree. I had a 2013 Camaro SS as the first car that I bought for myself out of college. Went to Bestbuy on a sunday at opening hour. An employee saw a vehicle leaving the CVS stop at my car in the back of the lot, driver hopped out and keyed it, and kept on driving.
Some people feel like its the world’s fault that they don’t have nicer things, and feel that those who do have them don’t deserve them.
DON’T F*@K WITH ANOTHER MAN’S (OR WOMAN’S) VEHICLE! ?
It’s very crazy to imagine that people, because jealousy, hatred or envy, will do things like this. Even having insurance doesn’t ease the pain. I hope that this idiot is apprehended and given the stiffest penalty. I believe that vandalism of more than $500 in damage is 18 months jail time, plus fines.
Just had someone hit and run my 2011 Silverado Sunday. 3k worth of damage. The truck is my baby so i was pissed.
I can sympathize with this woman. Back in 1985 the day after I picked up my brand new IROC-Z from the dealer some POS had run a key down the entire passenger side from nose to tail.
We work hard for the things we want n have for someone to do that is hateful be cool get it fix n move on god will take care of them for u.
Lock him up, they will take care of him…….