If you decided to fund your next car purchase by begging for money on a street corner and promising people that you would get a really sweet ride with the money, you would be treated like the tramp that you are. If you go on Kickstarter/Indiegogo or any other crowdfunded site, you are an entrepreneur who knows how to hustle and you are sticking it to the man (VC/Angel/Rich Uncle Larry).
It might have been a biomass cogeneration plant in Brazil, or a wind farm in Mexico.
Or perhaps that solar thermal plant in Morocco.
A Japanese tabloid magazine reported that Steve Jobs ran into a bit of an issue at a local airport while on vacation. But no one really took it seriously until Bloomberg decided it was worth reporting.