Crime Tesla Sentry mode captures politician in Model 3 hit-and-run

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  1. PEB

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    Technology being used to capture people who normally would drive away and not face any issues. Tesla has 6 exterior camera's that are constantly recording 30 mins of video at a time when warranted it will pass 30 mins of video to a customer installed memory card. In this case the card was loaded with a clip of a judge who was backing out his Cadillac and hit the Model 3. This caused it to pass the video to the memory card.

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    Former traffic court judge currently in the running for a seat on the Philadelphia City Council was caught hitting a parked Tesla Model 3 and subsequently leaving the scene without reporting the incident. A video captured of the event using the Model 3’s Sentry Mode feature was published by the vehicle’s owner on YouTube.

    Judge Willie Singletary is seen backing out his Cadillac Escalade into the Tesla Model 3 parked next to him in the video, triggering the car’s alarm. Singletary then exits his SUV and appears to assess the damage caused to the all-electric sedan and even attempts to buff out the apparently visible marks at the point of impact. The affected part of the Model 3 isn’t visible in the video, but given the drawn-out contemplation and multiple attempts to smooth out the damage by Singletary, a police report or (at minimum) note to the owner was definitely warranted.

    UPDATE: The owner of the Model 3 contacted Teslarati and provided additional details regarding the outcome of the incident. Singletary was easily identified thanks to the owner’s prior work on local elections and his contact information was available from campaign filings. The owner subsequently reached out to Singletary regarding the hit, which he says the former judge first denied but provided insurance information once made aware the event was on video. The police were then brought in to handle the matter further. The Escalade Singletary was driving in the video was a rental car. Additionally, the estimate for repair of the Model 3 provided to the owner by a Tesla certified body shop was $2000.

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    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-sentry-mode-captures-politician-in-model-3-hit-and-run/
     
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    Probably shouldn't own a Tesla if you plan on killing someone with your car, and fleeing then.
     
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    Glad he was caught.

    $2000 for a repair job sounds high, at least for the type of light hit that was. Then again the damage isn't shown so who knows.
     
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    Lol at Judge Willie Singletary in his Cadillac Escalade. So much inadvertent information there about the perp
     
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    How did he screw up that parking job so badly?

    Was he drinking that evening?
     
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    High roller renting an Escalade.
     
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    Nope but great for any potential negative interactions with anyone including police. Even better when it starts saving to cloud
     
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    That was a terribly written article.
     
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    It hit on the seam on two panels so both need work and paint.

    ....and the Escalade has backup cameras.
     
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    The Honorable Judge is also threatening to sue to the owner if he doesn't take the video down. Obviously the owner told him to jump in the lake.

    Now that the guy has been identified local police have said they aren't going to do anything else and the insurance companies will have to sort it out.
     
  14. woodguyatl

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    The dash cam, not the Sentry mode would save that. The dash cam data gets saved to a thumb drive and overwrites every hour so you just need to avoid being caught for an hour or take the thumb drive.
     
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    I don't know why Tesla stock is down today. Anyway, this is the future. Cars will be cops/neighborhood watch. They will be able to communicate with other cars too. Your car parked in your driveway would guard over you. Imagine every place there is a car is now basically a camera and other things. Plus 5g. Shit's gonna be interesting. Cars will be like packs of hounds.
     
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    If there was ever an appropriate moment for throwing the book at someone...


    Yet another immoral and corrupt politician.
     
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