Melting Mirrors – Only in Crazifornia?

This story reminds me of the old conundrum:  What do you do when the endangered snake is eating the endangered bird? Or, in this case, what do you do when the energy efficient windows are eating the energy efficient car? And yes, it happened in a fairly crazy part of  Crazifornia – Studio City.

STUDIO CITY (CBS) — A SoCal woman says the energy efficient window installed in a neighbor’s condominium is melting the plastic components on cars parked in her carport.

Heather Patron if Studio City was dealing with a mystery regarding her Toyota Prius. …

Patron then observed a powerful beam of light that was reflecting off the window of a next door condominium, casting a concentrated beam over her carport.

CBS2’s Randy Paige placed a thermometer in the pathway of the beam on a partially cloudy day. The temperature registered over 120 degrees in less than five minutes.

Read the entire story on the CBS LA-Channel 2 website.  It’s pretty  hilarious.  But what’s even more amazing than a melting Prius is this: The City of LA investigated and said there are no code violations involved. Really?  With all the inventive ways LA  has come up with to control everyone and charge fees for everything, you’d think they’d be able to come up with at least one decent code to fling around.

Hat-tip to @LAPearce.

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