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Man arrested on suspicion of stealing Tesla

A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing a Tesla from a Los Altos home early Tuesday morning, Santa Clara County sheriff's officials said.

Deputies responded to a residential burglary in unincorporated Los Altos at 5:10 a.m. and learned that several items had been stolen, one of them being a silver 2017 Tesla Model X.

The vehicle was located on southbound Interstate Highway 280 and deputies began pursuing the suspect.

Deputies said the chase ended with a crash at Delmas Avenue and West Santa Clara Street when the suspect lost control of the car and hit a pole.

The suspect then fled from the vehicle, but was located at 6:11 a.m. after officers set up a perimeter and used police canines.

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Sheriff's officials are still investigating the crash and the burglary.

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Man arrested on suspicion of stealing Tesla

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A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing a Tesla from a Los Altos home early Tuesday morning, Santa Clara County sheriff's officials said.

Deputies responded to a residential burglary in unincorporated Los Altos at 5:10 a.m. and learned that several items had been stolen, one of them being a silver 2017 Tesla Model X.

The vehicle was located on southbound Interstate Highway 280 and deputies began pursuing the suspect.

Deputies said the chase ended with a crash at Delmas Avenue and West Santa Clara Street when the suspect lost control of the car and hit a pole.

The suspect then fled from the vehicle, but was located at 6:11 a.m. after officers set up a perimeter and used police canines.

Sheriff's officials are still investigating the crash and the burglary.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Observer
Old Mountain View
on Sep 5, 2018 at 5:24 am
Observer, Old Mountain View
on Sep 5, 2018 at 5:24 am

Why is this news? Because it was a Tesla?


Did you even read the story?
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 5, 2018 at 5:49 am
Did you even read the story?, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 5, 2018 at 5:49 am

Police pursuits with a capture will ALWAYS make the local newspaper. Read the whole story and it'll have less of a triggering effect.
...and if I had a Model X I'd wish someone would steal it too ;)


MVFlyer
Monta Loma
on Sep 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm
MVFlyer, Monta Loma
on Sep 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

Did it crash because it was on AutoPilot? :-)


PA Resident
another community
on Sep 6, 2018 at 1:39 pm
PA Resident, another community
on Sep 6, 2018 at 1:39 pm

This should show more about the caliber of his mentality rather than anything else.

Teslas can be monitored by the owner on their phone app. They cannot really be driven by another unless they have the fob or the car is in Valet mode. Unlike other vehicles it cannot be filled at the local gas station and cannot be charged very easily.

It sounds more like a dare or perhaps an initiation of some kind rather than a serious robbery for gain.


MyOpinion
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm
MyOpinion, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

It made the news because it happened in Los Altos and because it was a Tesla, crimes in affluent areas always make the news. Just like murders of affluent people are deemed to be more tragic and worthy of headlines than the down and out. Would be really surprised if this guy was sober.


Balance
Sylvan Park
on Sep 6, 2018 at 3:43 pm
Balance, Sylvan Park
on Sep 6, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Tesla...affluent neighborhood...
Look at the article is about ribs stolen from Walmart! It also made the news.


LOL
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:51 am
LOL, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:51 am

The Alex Jones conspiracy minions have been scattered into the winds of the internet and are looking for a new home.


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