Tesla Driver Tries To Escape After Hit And Run, Gets Caught At EV Charging Point

When you’re so concerned about charging your vehicle that you don’t even bother wiping the handprints of the victim from your hood…

Earlier this week, the Moses Lake Police Department in Washington caught the owner of a red Tesla that intentionally hit a male pedestrian after a verbal confrontation and fled the scene afterward. And no it wasn’t your typical cat and mouse chase either. The culprit thought he was being clever and allegedly parked at a nearby charging station and somehow thought the police wouldn’t look at the most obvious place for an electric car? It sure made the work of the police convenient.

January 20, 2019 – Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States – A Tesla electric car is seen parked at a charging station in Altamonte Springs, Florida on January 20, 2019. Tesla has raised prices at its Supercharger stations, and will now set prices according to local demand and power rates. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

According to the statement by the police department, the driver didn’t even wipe the handprints off of his hood because he was “so concerned about charging his vehicle” Luckily the pedestrian wasn’t hurt too bad and got away with a few bumps and bruises. But the driver was not so lucky as he got charged with second-degree assault and a hit and run.

A member of the media test drives a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S car equipped with Autopilot in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc. will begin rolling out the first version of its highly anticipated “autopilot” features to owners of its all-electric Model S sedan Thursday. Autopilot is a step toward the vision of autonomous or self-driving cars, and includes features like automatic lane changing and the ability of the Model S to parallel park for you. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This was supposedly the first accident involving a Tesla that the officers responded to in Moses Lake which makes it kind of a big deal for the locals. Hopefully the police will be as vigilant as this first case in the future and wouldn’t overlook searching the most obvious of places. Oh and if you’re a Tesla owner and happen to commit a crime in the future (whatever the circumstances) try to pick a better hiding spot, maybe a normal gas station to throw the police completely off your trail. Who knows, you might even get away with it but we hope you don’t because committing a crime is not a joke.

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