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    1. Member Uber Wagon's Avatar
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      06-13-2018 01:56 PM #1






      FONTANA (CBSLA) — Security cameras captured a man with what appears to be a pump sprayer shooting an acid-like substance on dozens of trucks about 3 a.m. Tuesday at a dealership in Fontana.

      “The damage is quite severe,” said Julio Ortiz, general manager at Pacific Auto Center. “We were severely shocked.”

      Seconds later, security cameras captured another suspect, possibly a woman, spraying cars. Ortiz says 91 trucks and cars are so severely damaged that some will have to be sold at auction.

      “It just seems somebody really went out of their way to hurt our business, hurt our customers as well,” Ortiz said. “It’s very shameful that people out there have these type of intentions. I don’t think there’s any excuse or reason for anyone to do something like this.”


      Ortiz says the substance peeled paint off and burned through plastic headlights. The most serious damage was to a $90,000 Lincoln Navigator. It will cost more than $10,000 to fix the damage.

      The dealership has seen vandalism in the past but nothing like this. It is hoping police catch the vandals.

      “This can’t continue to happen,” Ortiz said. “It can happen to us, it can also happen to someone else. We don’t want these type of people thinking this is OK, let alone thinking they could get away with it.”
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      06-13-2018 02:01 PM #2
      Oof. With my old insurance deductible that would have killed my profitability for the month. We had a small fire in a decorative hedge and it melted a few bumpers off cars, and that was bad enough.
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      06-13-2018 02:11 PM #3
      Looks like someone had been reading Jalopnik lately.

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      06-13-2018 02:12 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Oof. With my old insurance deductible that would have killed my profitability for the month. We had a small fire in a decorative hedge and it melted a few bumpers off cars, and that was bad enough.
      Is the deductible typically on a per-incident basis for the whole dealership or is each vehicle insured separately with their own deductible for each?

    6. 06-13-2018 02:13 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Oof. With my old insurance deductible that would have killed my profitability for the month. We had a small fire in a decorative hedge and it melted a few bumpers off cars, and that was bad enough.
      Damn decorative hedges.

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      06-13-2018 02:14 PM #6
      Damaging property with acidic substance... Phh, what a basic bitch move.
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      06-13-2018 02:14 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Is the deductible typically on a per-incident basis for the whole dealership or is each vehicle insured separately with their own deductible for each?
      My store was per car, with a $5k deductible. I'm sure with that many we would have worked something out. $450k in deductibles would have taken me a quarter to pay off.
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      06-13-2018 02:29 PM #8
      Seems like there's probably more to this than some random vandals acid washing some dealer cars for no good reason. I want to know the whole story before passing judgement
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      06-13-2018 02:31 PM #9
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      06-13-2018 02:31 PM #10
      Or, former employee.
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      06-13-2018 02:40 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      Seems like there's probably more to this than some random vandals acid washing some dealer cars for no good reason. I want to know the whole story before passing judgement
      Unless the vandal was a competing dealer avenging a previous 91 car acid attack on his own lot, I don't see how you can justify trashing 91 cars on a dealer lot.
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      06-13-2018 02:44 PM #12
      Revenge angle - gotta be it.

      Disgruntled former employee, or customer who felt completely screwed. I mean they tag teamed the place.
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      06-13-2018 02:47 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by S1ack View Post
      Revenge angle - gotta be it.

      Disgruntled former employee, or customer who felt completely screwed. I mean they tag teamed the place.
      that's what i was thinking.
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      06-13-2018 02:49 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by S1ack View Post
      Revenge angle - gotta be it.
      Revenge usually takes on no more than one person. For example:



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      Disgruntled former employee, or customer who felt completely screwed
      More likely this would be it.
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      06-13-2018 02:56 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by S1ack View Post
      Revenge angle - gotta be it.

      Disgruntled former employee, or customer who felt completely screwed. I mean they tag teamed the place.
      I heard some rumors that the dealership refused to fix a transmission on a 8yr old car.
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      06-13-2018 03:01 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      Seems like there's probably more to this than some random vandals acid washing some dealer cars for no good reason. I want to know the whole story before passing judgement
      Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and pass judgement.

      I hope they catch the douchebags.
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      06-13-2018 03:01 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Baltimoron View Post
      I heard some rumors that the dealership refused to fix a transmission on a 8yr old car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Damaging property with acidic substance... Phh, what a basic bitch move.
      What you did there, I see it.

      They probably had a caustic relationship with the dealer.
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      06-13-2018 03:28 PM #19
      Happened to someone I used to know that owned a used car dealer. Was a good guy that didn't screw over customers (actually was very fair/easy to deal with) but there's always someone.

      They used aircraft stripper (they think) painted on with a brush and did in about 15 cars on the lot. Big, big insurance deductible.

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      06-13-2018 03:38 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Baltimoron View Post
      I heard some rumors that the dealership refused to fix a transmission on a 8yr old car.
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    22. 06-13-2018 04:14 PM #21
      Is the earth liberation front still around? Or do they only torch dealerships?

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      06-13-2018 04:32 PM #22
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      Is the earth liberation front still around? Or do they only torch dealerships?
      I think they eventually had to get jobs.

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      06-13-2018 04:33 PM #23
      They could have used dihydrogen monoxide. That is one bad chemical.
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      This was ISIS for sure. Stupid Daesh.

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