Every day they say it is for the thief, but one day for the owner. Such was the case of a Louisiana man that was nabbed after claiming a Tesla car hit him into a parking lot and left him injured. Unfortunately for him, a video captured by a Tesla car proved that he stage the entire incident and this got him into bigger trouble with the police.
A man was arrested for faking injuries after claiming he was hit by a Tesla
What the suspect didn't know before laying the claim is that every Tesla electric car usually keeps a record of all the footage of their cameras. The police department revealed that after the video footage on the Tesla’s car was revealed by the Slidell Police officer, it was clear that Bates was obviously trying to deceive the authorities and the whole incident was staged.
According to reports, around 4 pm on Friday, the Slidell Police Department responded to a call concerning a man who sustained injuries in an alleged hit-and-run. As a result, they found the 47-year-old man who identified himself as Arthur Bates. The man informed the police that the person behind the wheel of the Tesla had backed the car into him in the parking lot.
Here is the clip of what appears to be a staged accident in Louisiana:
Tesla footage reveals man lied about getting hit by a car, police say
The police department said they had to send ambulances and fire trucks to the location when Bates was complaining of injuries on many parts of his body. The video of the incident with no sound was later shared online by the local authorities, showing the moment the man fell to the ground and also when the Tesla driver was checking on him before driving out of the lot.
The Slidell Police Department revealed that the Tesla Driver told the authorities that Bates faked the incident by deliberately jumping behind his car. Bates later confessed to staging the whole incident and is set to face one count of False Swearing with the intent to cause an Emergency Response, according to the police.