Having your automobile vandalized sucks, and oftentimes victims of those hideous crimes should pin their hopes of catching the wrongdoers on bystanders or personal safety cameras close by. Nevertheless, Tesla homeowners are a bit higher ready for these sorts of stupidities. Lately, the proprietor of a Tesla Mannequin three discovered himself up shut and private with a pair of vandals who repeatedly keyed and door-dinged his electrical automobile, however fortunately, the entire thing was caught on the automobile’s personal safety digital camera system referred to as Sentry Mode.
The video beneath, which is precise footage taken from the Mannequin three, reveals two males in Sacramento, California approaching the Ram pickup truck parked subsequent to the Tesla. After investigating the realm close to the truck’s door deal with for a number of seconds, one of many males reaches into his pocket, pulls out a set of keys, and goes to city on the Tesla’s shiny paint.
After the unbearable duo is completed keying the automobile, they return to the entrance of the Mannequin three, not figuring out that they are solely gifting the world with a greater look of their smug faces but once more. After laughing round for a couple of extra seconds, one of many males goes to the motive force’s facet of the truck and swings the door large open, door-slamming the Tesla fairly exhausting within the course of. In the meantime, his confederate is not accomplished with the shenanigans, as he comes again as soon as once more and keys the Tesla as soon as extra earlier than leaving.
It is not clear if the proprietor of the Tesla intends to file a report, or already did, nevertheless, they do be aware that injury has been estimated to value greater than $2,000 to restore; sufficient to cost the vandals (if discovered) with felony vandalism.
Sentry Mode operates by recording footage from Tesla’s Autopilot cameras when a driver permits the function earlier than strolling away from their automobile. When a “minimal menace” is detected by the automobile, the automobile’s massive 15-inch touchscreen shows a warning to inform these round it that it has begun recording. The automobile saves the recording to a flash drive that the motive force has plugged into the cabin, and can notify the motive force on the display screen once they return that an occasion has been captured.
That is surprisingly not the primary time keying vandal has been caught on Tesla’s Sentry Mannequin. A lady was caught and charged this previous April for a similar form of stunt, all because of the Tesla’s cameras.