But after putting everything inside his Honda, the guy took the empty shopping cart and spent some time in front of the parked Tesla. From the looks of it, he seems to be struggling with fitting it properly between the EV and other cars. Even though there’s no front angle, the suspicion that he used the cart to damage the front bumper could easily be drawn from what you can see down below. The Model 3 appears to be shaking in the footage.
Moreover, the Redditor that published the video online says the owner found the right corner of the front bumper with deep scratches on it which weren’t there previously.
After leaving the empty shopping cart, the guy uses his bracelet to key the front passenger door. He then hops on into his vehicle and drives off as if nothing happened.
Fortunately, Tesla’s very useful camera system managed to record everything. But the malevolent man didn’t have a visible front plate. The victim had the footage, but there was no easy way to identify the person who vandalized the EV.
According to a post on Reddit, the owner of the Model 3 already filed a report to the local Police, but they wanted to help the officers with the whole process and asked for help on the popular forum Reddit. It took half a day, but people worked together and eventually found out the VIN which, subsequently, led to figuring out the license plate number. All these new details have been shared with law enforcement.
But some other forum users agree with the Honda driver and blame the Tesla owner for a sloppy parking job. But it’s safe to say that vandalism isn’t justified in this care or any other instance, for that matter.
Now it’s up to the Police to deal with the culprit.