That Pole + "Base"
and Tilt-Up, look kind of familiar!
Would this be in Orange, near the Stadium by chance?
I know I have seen that "Rubbermaid Substitution for A SONO-TUBE" base somewhere, and it had a 40' Lighting Standard attached to it also!
(but when I last saw it, the angle was within 90° by +/- 10°, or simply put - SANS ACCIDENT
The last "Leaning Light Pole Via Automobile Scenario" I got to see was a 3 for 1 event!
Too bad the joker split immediately following the events, because I would have loved to see what the heck he was trying to do, if he was stoned, drunk or just stupid, and if this was intended (see description of event below for good laughs)
This guy starts off by first ramming into the base of a 14 foot Standard, with a single fixture attached to it.
This must have been unacceptable to him, as he immediately backed up, and repeated the procedure again - this time getting the car lined up so a Tire ran up the Parking Bumper, and gave enough front end lift to allow a direct hit to the Light Standard (Pole), which resulted in the pole springing backwards into Tree Branches, then slapping forward enough to snap the mounting base / bolts + washers loose - bringing the pole and fixture down on the car!
(the fixture set its self into the rear window).
Next, of course, comes Panic from the guy who Murdered the Light Pole; so now it's time to throw the car in reverse and floor it!
All is fine for about 3 seconds, until the car's out-of control trajectory brought it face to face with some very large sized Bollards!
Now the Back end of the car has dual matching hemispherical crush zones, with fragments of red paint scattered all around!
Just when you think "The Show Is Over", Mr. Bozo throws it into drive, and once again floors it.
With smoking, squealing tires, he side swipes a vacant parked car.
Waits a few seconds, flips off everyone watching (because we were all laughing our butts off by now!), then flies out of the parking lot - launching the light Pole from his car (as it rolls away during his high speed - semi sideways departure), and achieves final egress from the parking lot.
This event occurred in the parking lot where Food 4 Less, Taco Bell, Arby's and Burger King are located (apx. 2.5 miles west of Disneyland, on the street "named after the farmer's 2 daughters" - combine "Ella" and "Kate").
Just wanted to share this with everyone...