Apparently, Mother Nature has turned against the automobile. A few weeks ago, we told you about a swarm of bees that attached itself to a Mitsubishi Outlander. Now this Turkish mechanic’s car was set upon by a pack of stray dogs.
The Hurriyet Daily News in Turkey reported that the car, owned by a mechanic in Sakarya, had been damaged overnight while it was parked on the street. The mechanic — named Cem Acar — thought that the car had been destroyed by vandals, resulting in a repair bill that ran up to 5,000 Turkish Liras (about $1,625 USD).
But let’s go to the tape!
The video shows that it wasn’t a roving band of teens that dismantled the Toyota. (Although in dog years, these mutts might, in fact, be teenagers.) The surveillance cameras show a band of tail-wagging canines that absolutely tear this poor car to pieces.
“I went home with another car after parking my car in front of my shop. I was shocked to see the damage when I returned in the morning. We thought the incident was a theft attempt and called the police. Later we watched the surveillance camera footage with the police and we saw eight stray dogs tearing the car’s bumper into pieces,” Acar told the paper.
Experts suggest that maybe they were after the CAT-alytic converter.
There’s no evidence of a feline presence in the Camry, but cats have been known to hide in all kinds of places, like the coil spring of this pickup in a video that went viral this week.
The dogs took the bumper cover clean off the car and managed to work a headlamp loose in the process.
PRO TIP: Quit hiding your corned beef sandwiches in the wheelwell. Wait, do they have turkey sandwiches in Turkey?