Probably just an asshole with a lock.
Looks like a malicious prank to me.
They were just tying down preparing for Irma
When you can't take your grate in the store, and want to make sure it's still there when you get back.
Pictured anti-theft device: a Smart Car.
probably some ass hoping the owner of the car will pull the grate up when they back up and damage the car.
basically teenagers or an unstable girlfriend.
Maybe, weren't people able to pick them and relocate them?
Clearly to prevent someone with JNCO jeans pocketing your Smart car. Have you seen how deep those pockets are?
If I did that I would forget and fuck everything up
Parking enforcement ran out of boots
Oh I dunno. Looks like a good deterrent from taking that storm grate.
microcar get 4 guys and carry it away, or 2 guys can just flip it over
Never heard any of these to be stolen
It works, no one will steal that grate.
golf cart, mobility scooter or smart car?
Well, actually they so light, that you can lift the rear (parking brakes are on the rear) and move the car with just 2 people. Apparently, it was 'thing' to push smart into the canal while drunk or something. So I guess this would have prevented that...?
Well, that'll sure keep your hubcap from being stolen.
It'll work... That car probably won't have enough power to break that thing.
Three studs on the hub; this might be an effective solution for a Smart car.