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      08-14-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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My car was hit by a paintball

So I'm driving with my gf yesterday to In N' Out burger in Westwood (L.A./So. Cal for those that don't know) just adjacent to the UCLA campus when my passenger side window gets hit by a pink paintball. My gf nearly jumped out of her seat from the sound of the impact, it scared the hell out of her. Luckily her window was all the way up or it would have hit her in the face or eye. I immediately pulled over and looked around for the suspect but there were too many apartment buildings/frat houses and open windows. I quickly cleaned all the paint off my window and the splatter that got on the body of the car with speedwipe (it pays to keep a bottle with a mf towel in the car), then I called campus police and told them to keep their eyes open for paintball gun activity in that area.

I WAS SO PISSED!! Can you imagine if my gf had been rolling her window down prior to the impact, she could have been blinded (the sound of the impact sounded like a rock hitting the window). I hope they catch these fuckers!

The incident took place on Gayley about 1-2 blocks north of Strathmore near all the UCLA fraternity houses (for all you So. Cal./West L.A. guys).
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      08-14-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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that sucks man...

if it woulda hit your window you prob wouldn't have been as mad... but to think about how your girl coulda gotten hurt... thats serious business...

odds are they wernt aiming at the window. just your car...
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u sure it's not Xcellere??

man that sucks dude. good thing ur gf had her window up. + ur interior would have been all pink man. that really blows WTF. drunk/high kids think it's funny to shoot cars like that
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      08-14-2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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man that sucks dude. good thing ur gf had her window up. + ur interior would have been all pink man. that really blows WTF. drunk/high kids think it's funny to shoot cars like that


I live off campus, couldn't stand the idea of living next to all the frat f@gs. Sorry to hear about this Rick, glad to hear the gf is ok though. I never drive through that area, I stick to parking my car at one of the Sunset lots and walk from there. Wish you found the fucker that shot at you.
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I know a guy who was in the paper because he shot another vehicle with a paintball gun who was cursing along in the passing lane next to a slow right laner (2 lane highway).. he was so pissed he shot the car when he zipped past.. he was later arrested.
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I wish death to the shooters!
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      08-14-2008, 03:11 PM   #7
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Someone threw an egg at my car whilst driving at approx 30mph. Landed bang on the windscreen. Could of caused an accident
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I hate not knowing who did it. Punks like the adrenaline rush but don't like to found out.
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I've had an egg thrown at my car before while on campus. It was pretty late at night, 1 am~ish. It hit my passenger rear quarter panel and left a glass-like cracking effect in my clear coat.

Still there to this day. Its not real noticable in my TiAg unless your looking for it.
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So I'm driving with my gf yesterday to In N' Out burger in Westwood (L.A./So. Cal for those that don't know) just adjacent to the UCLA campus when my passenger side window gets hit by a pink paintball. My gf nearly jumped out of her seat from the sound of the impact, it scared the hell out of her. Luckily her window was all the way up or it would have hit her in the face or eye. I immediately pulled over and looked around for the suspect but there were too many apartment buildings/frat houses and open windows. I quickly cleaned all the paint off my window and the splatter that got on the body of the car with speedwipe (it pays to keep a bottle with a mf towel in the car), then I called campus police and told them to keep their eyes open for paintball gun activity in that area.

I WAS SO PISSED!! Can you imagine if my gf had been rolling her window down prior to the impact, she could have been blinded (the sound of the impact sounded like a rock hitting the window). I hope they catch these fuckers!

The incident took place on Gayley about 1-2 blocks north of Strathmore near all the UCLA fraternity houses (for all you So. Cal./West L.A. guys).
I'm really sorry to hear that, nothing good ever happens on gayley. I've had my windows smashed after parking on gayley overnight. Oh not to mention being side swiped by a drunk driver. Luckily, this happened in an older car. I hope they find out who did it, but knowing UCPD, they won't I'll make sure not to drive past there anytime soon as I usually drive with my windows down. On the upside, no one got hurt!
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rickc,

Glad your girlfriend is alright (as well as the car).

My buddy had someone paintball his 350z at close range - happened at night in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Dented rear hatch, decent paint damage on hatch and bumper, paintballs shot up the exhaust pipes... One truly crappy (more-so annoying) part was the spray from the pellets across the roof and parts of the hood/sides. Every droplet caused etching/damage to the clear coat that needed to be buffed out...

I guess my point is that there's something to be thankful for in your situation.

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I live off campus, couldn't stand the idea of living next to all the frat f@gs.
There's plenty of jackasses in fraternities and out. Sure, put a bunch of guys together and stupidity will ensue, but I think your comment is pretty far off.
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Sucks, happened to me once but with a big ass rock. It was dark and I couldn't see who threw it. Busted my back window. I was so pissed Glad you and your GF is fine.
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man there really are some a***oles in this world
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I live off campus, couldn't stand the idea of living next to all the frat f@gs. Sorry to hear about this Rick, glad to hear the gf is ok though. I never drive through that area, I stick to parking my car at one of the Sunset lots and walk from there. Wish you found the fucker that shot at you.
hahaha we can be friends lol
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glad you and your gf are ok, your car probably wasn't the only one hit, go back stake out the area in a beater w/ dark tints and when you see the shooter return fire w/ your own Paint Ball gun ala Driveby....(cali right) jkjkjkkjk
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Yeah, glad your g/f was ok. I would have reported it to LA police and not the campus police. Campus police: rent-a-cop.
These F_ _ _ _ _ s are lucky.
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Assholes! Sorry to hear bro.
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It's a college town, we do lots of stupid crap back in college. Were you sporting an USC plate frame?
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Keep a .45 in your car so you can return fire next time. I promise they won't do it again.
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yes and i tend to believe all the assholes in the world live in LA

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It's a college town, we do lots of stupid crap back in college. Were you sporting an USC plate frame?
do you see UCI kids doing that in irvine? noooo
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i'll never ever ever shoot ur car with a paintball. im ur friend
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