Around four years ago, people started attacking the shuttle buses that took Google employees to and from work, as a way of protesting the tech-company-driven gentrification taking place around San Francisco.
Speculation suggests pellet guns or rubber bullets are being used in the attacks, but local police have yet to confirm this.
Protesters block a bus full of Apple employees during a protest against rising costs of living in San Francisco, California, December 20, 2013. "It appears that they're going after the unmarked tech buses", CHP spokesman Officer Art Montiel told the newspaper.
The rocks or shots only took out the outer layer of the buses' double pane windows and no one was hurt.
Interestingly, the buses involved in this latest incident don't include branding indicating they come from a major tech corporation.
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The report says that the first known attack took place on Friday, January 12th, and the incident took place while the bus was carrying passengers from Apple's Cupertino headquarters back to their homes in San Francisco. The memo went on to note that bus routes will be temporarily diverted away from I-280, the highway on which the incidents occurred. This change in routes could mean an additional 30-45 minutes of commute time in each direction for some riders. The buses suffered broken windows.
At least one charter shuttle carrying Google employees to its Mountain View HQ was also targeted. "We're working closely with law enforcement to investigate these incidents", the email said, according to Mashable. Mashable obtained the email and has verified its authenticity.
While the exact method by which the buses are being attacked remains unclear, that fact that real damage has been done is not. Some of the tech giant's buses recently ended up with broken windows while traveling from San Francisco to Cupertino. So far, no one has been injured in the attacks. We have reached out to Apple for comment.
Shuttles run by Apple and Google in the San Francisco area have always been plagued by locals' expressions of resentment.