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Vandals: Corvette Youtuber Gets Victimized

Love or hate them, this shouldn't happen to anyone

What compels people to mess with and destroy other people’s property that they worked hard to attain? Sure these Youtubers may not have conventional jobs, but they do put in a lot of time to entertain us viewers. I know Street Speed 717 has some haters, so did the person who did this know it was his ZR1? Does that make it justified? How does somebody rationalize this? Maybe they saw him tearing up his brand-new C8 Stingray and figured he “deserved it” or doesn’t care about his Corvettes, so we’ll just mess up his ZR1? I did a feature on part one of Street’s Stingray offroading here and our own Mark Capayas did a follow-up feature where Street literally jumped his new Stingray here.

Well Street pulled up a chair and decided it was time for a man-to-man talk to the vandal. One comment that stood out was his cynical view of humans in general, given he’s younger (with relatively limited life experience), saying “human beings are in general very shi**y sometimes,” followed up by saying vandalism is, “unfortunately not that uncommon with Youtuber cars.” See TheStradman’s picture below showing a prankster on the hood of his Lamborghini.

While acknowledging he has his haters, his message starting at around 6:44 is pretty simple, “don’t mess with somebody’s property, that it is the lowest of the low.” I think we can all agree with that. And Street has offered his viewers a $1000 cash reward for any information that leads to revealing the culprit who ripped the wrap off the passenger door of his ZR1.

The prankster who decided to jump on TheStradman’s Aventador thought it was so funny he tagged Strad on social media.

We often have vibrant discussions on our Facebook page, let me know what you think of these pranksters messing with Youtubers, and if you have even been a victim of vandalism yourself.  Douglas B.