“Unbeknownst to Bates, Tesla’s file all of the footage of their cameras,” the police division stated. “When Slidell Cops reviewed the Tesla’s video footage, it grew to become obvious that Bates was mendacity and staged all the occasion.”
The incident unfolded on Friday at about 4 p.m. when the Slidell Police Division responded to a name regarding a person who had been injured in an alleged hit-and-run. They discovered Arthur Bates Jr., 47, who stated a Tesla driver had backed the automobile into him on a car parking zone.
“Bates was complaining of again, leg and neck accidents, leading to an ambulance and fireplace truck to be dispatched to the situation,” the Slidell Police Division said of the incident.
The police division launched video of the scene, which has no sound, and reveals Bates falling to the bottom and the Tesla driver apparently checking on him earlier than leaving the lot.
The motive force of the Tesla “said that Bates deliberately jumped behind his automobile and staged the accident,” the Slidell Police Division stated in assertion on the incident.
“Bates subsequently admitted to fabricating all the occasion” and is now dealing with one rely of False Swearing with the Intent to Trigger an Emergency Response, the police division reported.