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First Negative encounter/person messing with my 430.

Discussion in '360/430' started by Zack Hawker, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. _JERRY_

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    #76 _JERRY_, Aug 6, 2019
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    I'm on the same page as you, in theory. The reality of the situation and the moment is very very different. If i really have to comment, without filter, i'd let some hero do the whole "Justice" thing, and get that dude the punishment he deserves, however, i would not want to be that hero. Lots of cars are vandalised all year round i'm sure.
    The retribution you speak of, i think you have to get a really bad experience at least once in your life, to see it from my perspective. Maybe lose an arm or permanently lose an eye for the rest of your life , and you're gonna tell people, it was over getting justice from someone vandalising your car. After this experience, you will sing a different tune. Meanwhile, i understand if the blood boils within you over such matters.
    In the OP's case, that guy is fishing for an altercation. He's probably just itching for that confrontation.
    Altercations usually boil down to who has more to lose in my opinion. Its very hard to beat someone with nothing to lose, and that guy might really have naught to lose. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  2. Nospinzone

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    Jerry, what's the caning penalty for vandalism in Singapore? :D
     
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  3. _JERRY_

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    "a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, and shall also, subject to the provisions of section 274 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 132), be punished with caning".

    All good in theory, but i hardly read about anyone getting caned. These are all MAX precedents, the actual penalty is almost always lesser.

    We just have to tweak a little, the general consensus i get, is that the majority of the public(hell, some of our friends might hate us for it:p) dont really like us exotic car drivers, and we are definitely the minority.

    I'll give you an example, if a lorry parks like an idiot or takes up 2 lots when he parks, perhaps it will go under the radar, if someone sees a Ferrari doing that, its gonna go on social media. lol Go figure!
     
  4. kes7u

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    The penalty should ALWAYS include caning!

    Kevin
     
  5. TDF430

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    This exact situation is why I always keep a valve stem removal tool in my car. Any ass-hatery results in them coming out to 4 flats, no permanent damage but their tires won't be holding any air for a while.
     
  6. Night life

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    Stories like this always make my blood boil, there are some ignorant ppl out there with no respect & for whatever reason 50% of ppl seem to really hate Ferrari's in particular.

    In my Lambo I find ppl are intimidated by it, they look at the car in my blind spot usually, or won't look at me in the eye when I park. In the Ferrari I had 50% of ppl give me positive feedback or thumbs up, the other 50% was either the middle finger or worse lol.

    Things changed when I bought the Mclaren, it always gets positive feed back from everyone 100% of the time, all I can think of is that the brand hasn't had time to become pretentious in ppl's perception, at least not yet ;)


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  7. Dphotos

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    I would had called the police. You had the license number of the car and you had a Home Depot employee witness the act. I am glad you did not confront the man. Sorry but I could never live in an open carry state like that. This is worse than the western days when many towns require people to check their guns in.before entering a town. What give this Yahoo the right to touch your property.
     
  8. paulchua

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    Hi Zack,

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I've had strange things happen to my other cars in the past that boggles the mind. Do you guys remember that stealing emblems from cars was all the rage in the 90s 00s? Does that still happen? I've had to replace my emblems a number of times from what I assume kids stealing them.

    Agreed with others here, calling the police and letting them handle them is the best way forward. I wouldn't be surprised if this clown has a record of self destructive behavior (that he blames on others of course)
     
  9. AMG5pt4

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    Have been an F-Chat member for a couple of years, but have never owned a Ferrari. After reading this post, not sure I want to. I admire the Ferrari mystique and the passionate owners, but some toady messing with my car for childish reasons would be difficult to handle. Sorry this happened to you and your 430. Glad the car was not damaged.
     
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  10. paulchua

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    This is one of the best and classy things I've heard about. You are a true gentlemen.
     
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  12. 911&F430

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    Agree 100%.

    I prob would have called police in this situation. Vandalizing the car needs to be a negative experience for the jerk.
     
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  13. Brian Hardy

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    Well I just get my first Ferrari, and I was discussing the car with my insurance agent. She told me the number one source of claims for Ferraris was vandalism. Naturally, that makes me more than a little cautious about where, when and how long I want to park the car.
     
  14. datjat

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    Unfortunately Point A to Point A is the safest and most conservative way to drive these cars, with 1 exception. That being in a car club group like an FCOA event. There is safety in numbers and a car club is a good way to have peace of mind and enjoy your car at the same time.
     
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  15. ross

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    was just thinking i would respond similarly.
    when i have been the victim of this type of behavior, my initial reaction is for revenge, but then as i think about it i realize that at the end of the day, the perp is a scumbag, probably has a ****ty life, and a ****ty future, and will always be stuck in this negative lifestyle, and i am not.
    i have too much to lose to lower myself to this level, so i dont.

    i am also a believer in karma; bad **** happens to people like this, and i dont cry over it.
     
  16. rightstuff

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    Zack. Sorry to hear, but I can go you one better. Parked my 1983 308 Quatrovalve out - waaay out - at the edge of a Home Depot parking lot. I was inside the store for quite a while, came out and drove home. Entering my neighborhood I heard a rumbling sound, a loud crack and abruptly the car stopped, with a screech from my rear left wheel. When I got out, I saw that the wheel had come off, shearing 3 lugs and breaking off the brake caliper from the hub forging. I couldn't believe it. Apparently, some one had loosened my wheel lugs, just enough so they would slowly back out.- strictly speaking, attempted murder.
     
  17. johncasale

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    I would have gone back to Home Depot and asked if they had video surveillance of the parking lot. This dude needs to be caught for what he did to your car!
     
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  18. jonathancharlescue@gmail.

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    Zack that sucks. I don't understand how anyone can justify doing that bs.

    I just returned from Italy and the Fcars I saw were parked everywhere: grocery stores, public lots, shopping centers. I even saw a 430 parked on the street behind a 328. Why the difference?
     

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  19. SavagePower

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    So sorry to hear this. You made the right call. Absolute end that other guy. At the end of the day you’re alive and he ain’t driving a Ferrari. Stay safe man.
     
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  20. BJK

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  21. richard.watkins@comcast.n

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    Here in Portland, OR it is the City that hates cars. I can't tell how many times I have seen smiles and a thumbs up, particularly people of color. (Yes, I am white and old.) That being said, the members in the NWFCA share the opinion that there is no value in "advertising" your Ferrari. Hence, I stick to the club events. The cars never go out in public anymore, not even to work.
     
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  22. kes7u

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    Congratulations. For however in the world that fits into the discussion....

    Kevin


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  23. paulchua

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    Clean up on aisle 12, let me delete all posts that are political later today, we have a forum for that of you want to continue discussion on that topic.
     
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  24. paulchua

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    Holy smokes, that is truly abhorrent.
     
  25. Keith360

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    It scares me of what the negative outcome would have been.
     

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