Police said 34 new Tesla Cybertrucks were damaged. The owner parked the exotic cars in a parking lot in Fort Lauderdale.

In an apparent vendetta against Elon Musk, a vandal, or vandals spray-painted an expletive and his name — “F— Elon” — on the ostentatious electric trucks starting at over $80,000 each.

“It was just one row and then it was a second row, and then a third row and a fourth row,” Adam Docktor, who works nearby, said.

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    23 days ago

    The reason they stopped at 34 cybertrucks is because vandalizing any more would make it a federal crime. You can read up on this by googling “cybertruck rule 34”

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    Police said 34 new Tesla Cybertrucks were damaged.

    By Friday afternoon, the graffiti had been wiped off.

    Social media influencers and passersby stopped to snap photos.

    Fort Lauderdale police are now investigating the case.

    What a rollercoaster

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      23 days ago

      So I take it the trucks are now piles of rust then?

      As before when they were merely potential piles of rust.

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      The spray paint on those was about as weather resistant as a the “stainless” steel

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        Just for info, spray paint you buy in shops now is shit because it’s basically water based

        Under no circumstances should you search online for “2K” spray paint as it’s a two part paint, almost like epoxy resin and would be almost impossible to remove from a shitty pile of junk

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          Also worth noting: 2K is incredibly toxic and regular paint filter masks are useless for preventing it from getting into your lungs. It’s supposed to be used while wearing positive pressure ventilated PPE.

          Probably not the best choice for redecoration on the move.

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          If i remember correctly the old spray paint is banned in a bunch of places because of graffiti.

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    Amateurs. You don’t spray paint them, they’ll just clean it off.

    What you do, is place a stencil with “fuck Elon” on them, spray rust protective clear lacquer over the general area, and remove the stencil.

    They won’t notice until the next time it rains, when the words will show up in bright rust orange, much more harder to remove than any spray paint, and much harder to trace to you.

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      Seems like an awful lot of work when a can of expanding foam squirted in the right places will disable most anything mechanical and is much more difficult to remove.

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        The point isn’t to disable them, it’s to write “fuck Elon” on them. 🤷‍♂️

        (Plus, they’re A.— electric vehicles, so not that many mechanical bits to disable, B.— Teslas, so they already do a pretty good job of getting disabled all by themselves, and C.— cybertrucks, so they already come pretty pre-disabled by design, the poor things.)

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    Apart from the painting, it’s interesting that Tesla needs to rent space to store Cybertrucks! Maybe it’s not selling so hot?

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      I think they have a delivery hold on it right now for some issue they have to fix, again!

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          To be fair, that’s actually more than I expected from Elon. Maybe the lawyers showed him a brightly colored graph illustrating the liability going up alongside sales.

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      Pretty normal for manufacturers dealers to rent unused lots if they don’t have enough space to store inventory. And Telsa doesn’t have dealerships with attached lots. They just have little showroom stores, and they need hubs to park inventory.

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    Well if they can hold spray cans, they definitely have wrists, so I suggest the justice system give them a good hard slap if they get caught.

    Edit: I wonder- am I pissing off Cybertruck lovers or people who think this deserves a harsh punishment (or just people who have never heard the phrase ‘a slap on the wrist’)?

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    Fuck, now I have to say fuck ten time to balance out the five censored fucks in this fucking post. Fuck this fucking noise, you’re allowed to say fuck on the fucking internet for fuck’s sake. Fuck.

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      There are a few basic lifepaths you can pick in Cyberpunk; corpo, nomad, and street kid.

      Corpos wouldn’t be caught dead in a truck like that. It’s all about smooth lines and luxury.

      For a proper Street Kid look, that thing should be covered in Graffiti and random tags. So yes, these tagged trucks do look better in my opinion as well

      For a Nomad look, random shit needs to be soldered to the truck, battle car/mad max style. This is probably the best look for that abomination IMO.

      Lagniappe: Paint it all black and add some fake rocket launchers to the back for that Militech look.

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    I’m lost. Why is the word Fuck sensorer both on image and text? What’s going on? With the sensoring there’s no way to know what’s true and not. Maybe they wrote love Elon. No one knows.

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    Etching fluid would be a better choice, take .002-.003” off over the course of a night and no one would know until the sun hit it just right.

    Might need a battery if you want to speed things up, but I think it’d work for a quick tag too.