Someone in Downey decided not to give peace a chance. The question is, was the shooting of an eco-conscious Smart Car on the 605 freeway this week an act of anti-environmentalist defiance, or simply the prank of a kid with a pellet gun?
No one knows. But we do know said Smart Car also had a "Peace Unity" sticker on its window.
Way to bring the pain.
No one was injured in the Monday night attack, reported by KTLA News to have taken place about 7 p.m.
Driver/peace activist Barbara Henry says she was driving along when she heard the pops, exited, and headed for the Norwalk sheriff's station"
"I heard four pops and I thought what the heck. And I looked around and people were swerving and I thought, what are they swerving about? I was scared."
Perhaps her ride of choice will not be so Smart in the future.
The ride of choice for tough guys and girls in SoCal is a jacked-up Chevy pick-up with monster-truck wheels. If one of those is not available, try a Chrysler 300. Smart cars, Priuses and Volvos get shot at. Sorry.
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At least she should reconsider her choice of bumper stickers. This one should keep her out of trouble on L.A. mean streets: