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Allegedly Stolen Tesla Involved in Police Pursuit Crashes Into Cars, Splits in Half ...
KTLA ^ | July 4, 2014

Posted on 07/04/2014 8:40:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The incident began when police received a call from a Tesla dealership stating that an individual was “tampering or messing with” one of the vehicles, according to Sgt. Campbell with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division.

Officers responded to the dealership and a pursuit began at about 12:45 a.m., Campbell said.

During the pursuit, the Tesla reached speeds of up to 100 mph, according to Campbell.

The pursuit ended on La Brea Avenue between Fountain and Lexington avenues a short time later when the driver of the Tesla hit two other cars and a lamp post, Campbell said.

A witness told KTLA that the Tesla hit a pole, got cut in half and that part of it landed on top of a white car.

“There were fires after that that broke out,” he said. “I saw the firefighters — like 25 firefighters – standing around the white car with the Jaws of Life.”

At some point, he said, explosions could be heard.

“We originally thought it was fireworks, everybody thought it was fireworks that were just exploding,” the witness said.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: tesla
The Tesla's batteries were strewn along the pavement burning and exploding after the crash.
1 posted on 07/04/2014 8:40:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Thousands of people are silently saying “See what I mean? I knew that Tesla would crumble like Peanut Brittle!”


2 posted on 07/04/2014 8:47:31 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: BenLurkin

Burning batteries don’t give off toxic fumes???


3 posted on 07/04/2014 8:47:50 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: BenLurkin

so much for safe batteries eh?

cut the car in half and denied Darwin issuing an award.. Sad.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 8:48:35 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: BenLurkin

"Don't worry, sir, we'll buff out those dents..."


5 posted on 07/04/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve seen gasoline powered cars split in half too, so what does this prove other than the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and wrecked?


6 posted on 07/04/2014 8:50:30 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d love to see a long distance police chase involving a perp w/ an electric car. I envision the car eventually slowing down to speeds associated with a golf cart that needs a charge, and the driver pounding his hand on the steering wheel and dash.

That would be funny. I’m sure LA will deliver us one some day.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 8:54:03 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

California liberals have. Even smelling their own farts so long they are immune to toxic gas


8 posted on 07/04/2014 9:02:29 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: al_c

True.

Still not the best kind of advertising.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 9:04:31 AM PDT by glasseye
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To: FlJoePa

There will be a run on really long extension cords


10 posted on 07/04/2014 9:07:03 AM PDT by woofie
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To: COBOL2Java

"er, um....try the joint down the boulevard, sir."

11 posted on 07/04/2014 9:07:27 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: BenLurkin

The bastard thief hit a white Honda with five people in it and three are in critical condition. Pray for those poor innocent people.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 9:09:56 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BenLurkin

Tesla’s stock price hardest hit!


13 posted on 07/04/2014 9:17:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BenLurkin

Teslas can haul ass. That thing was moving out. The model S clears the 1/4 mile in 12 seconds.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 9:23:31 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: BenLurkin

Allegedly stolen? Who in their right mind would steal a Telsa?


15 posted on 07/04/2014 9:43:56 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: al_c

It proves that some people hate Tesla regardless of the facts.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 9:51:02 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: FlJoePa

I envision the car eventually slowing down to speeds associated with a golf cart
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GM offers that service to police already with OnStar,, the government wants all cars to be crippled remotely by police.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 9:51:58 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: miliantnutcase

Teslas can haul ass. That thing was moving out. The model S clears the 1/4 mile in 12 seconds.

From what I’ve read, it’s also a large car.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 9:53:58 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: lee martell

Wellto be fair, any car will split in half when it goes sideways into an urban light standard at 80+ miles per hour.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 10:30:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: al_c

It’s not bout the splitting in half. It’s about the batteries.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 10:31:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: glasseye

Indeed it’s not.


21 posted on 07/04/2014 11:23:54 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: BenLurkin

What ... that they caught fire? Internal combustion engines also have caught fire over the decades.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 11:25:00 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d take a Tesla ‘S’ and I promise not to T-Bone it.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 11:32:04 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: al_c

What ... that they caught fire? Internal combustion engines also have caught fire over the decades.
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The batteries are dangerous ,, they spontaneously combust on occasion when accepting a charge.. I can’t wait for a Tesla to get caught on Daytona Beach with the tide coming in ... remember those 6 electrics that burned down that (NJ or NY .. don’t remember) seaside town when doused with salt water in the hurricane..


24 posted on 07/04/2014 4:37:14 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Tesla’s stock price hardest hit!

TSLA just got some free advertising, along with an unscheduled battery crash test.

Stoppered that synagogue doorway nicely!

I suspect, if the thief had stolen an A8 or an S-Class instead and crashed it the same way, the result would have been more spectacular.

25 posted on 07/04/2014 4:56:16 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Personally I think Tesla is a slam dunk short.

And I understand you never bet against a regime affiliate.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 4:58:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: BenLurkin

There are Tesla’s all over town where I live in S. CA.

They are as quick, if not a tad quicker than my Corvette.

Instant Torque from a standing start. No Internal Combustion Engine can do that. That is why Porsche and others are building Hybrid Supercars.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 5:15:55 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Maybe some day I’ll be in the market for a supercar.

Right now I’m saving up to replace my tires. I figure they’ve got about 10,000 miles left.


28 posted on 07/04/2014 5:17:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL there was a thread on that new HellCat Dodge Challenger with 700hp the other day.

I looked up the rear tire price - $550 bucks each.

Outta my league....


29 posted on 07/04/2014 5:19:06 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: cynwoody

Tesla puts flame retardant in the batteries.


30 posted on 07/04/2014 5:19:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BenLurkin

If I hit the Lotto, I would buy a Tesla in a heartbeat along with a few Ferrari’s, Porsches, the list is endless.

Good luck on the Tires.


31 posted on 07/04/2014 5:49:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve always wonder what security measure tesla cars have to deal with thieves since you don’t require a key to start up a car.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 10:59:37 PM PDT by 4rcane
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