There are some people out there that just don’t like change – even when that change means something good for the environment. It can be said that the Toyota Prius has become the icon for driving eco-friendly, but it seems that the cheese-wedge shaped hybrid has also become an icon for disdain against treehuggers.
In a recently concluded investigation, it was found that the fire that consumed a new Prius in LA was the work of an arsonist. The owner of the Prius heard an explosion outside her house followed by sirens of fire trucks – only to find out that her car had been set ablaze.
In Petaluma, California, at least 7 Prius hybrids were damaged in two-weeks. All of the attacks were said to be made at night time when the cars were parked. The attackers used rocks, bricks and cars used to ram a Prius.
Owner Nina Perkins woke up to her Prius being hammered to the body and the windshield. Another woman’s Prius was in a shop after being attacked twice. While it was in the shop, the Prius that she rented was smashed with a large rock.
No arrests have been made.