Tesla Sentry Mode Captures Former U.S. Judge Hitting Model 3 And Leaving The Scene

A former judge and U.S. politician has been filmed crashing into a Tesla Model 3 and leaving the scene. The incident was captured with the electric sedan’s discreet Sentry Mode.

Footage recently posted online shows former traffic court judge Willie Singletary backing out his Cadillac Escalade from a parking space next to the Tesla. However, Singletary misjudges his reversing and the rear quarter panel and fender of his Escalade slams into the rear quarter of the Model 3 in an impact strong enough to noticeably shake the Cadillac. The alarm of the Tesla is immediately triggered by the impact.

Singletary is currently running for a seat on the Philadelphia City Council and is captured on camera approaching the Tesla to inspect the damage. He can then be seen rubbing his hand on the rear of the Tesla, evidently in an attempt to buff out any damage. He also briefly inspects his Cadillac Escalade rental car but doesn’t appear to take any notice of damage. After waiting around at the scene for roughly a minute, Singletary decides to get back into his SUV and leave the scene without providing any insurance details.

Reaching out to Teslarati, the owner of the Model 3 said they contacted Singletary who initially denied hitting the Tesla. However, once Singletary was told that the crash was captured on video, the politician provided his insurance information. A Tesla certified body shop reportedly estimated the Model 3’s repair bill to be $2,000.

In 2015, Singletary was sentenced to 20 months prison and a year of supervised release after he was convicted of lying to the FBI in a ticket-fixing scheme while he was a judge.

 

  • Liam Paul

    was there really damage done to the tesla or did it cost 2,000 dollars to buff out a rub mark?

    • Adilos Nave

      It will be in the shop for months too.

      • Mike anonymous

        Will it be in the shop for months because; (1) that’s how damaged it is, or (2) will it be in the shop because because Tesla can be very slow at times?.

        • Mr. EP9

          I’ll go with number 2 because of the labor that’s going to be involved if they have to replace a panel and I believe there is a shortage of replacement parts over at Tesla.

      • S3XY

        And you get a Tesla loaner. Not a trash enterprise fiesta

    • Stephen G

      Insurance+Bodyshop=Scam.

    • PorfirioR

      $100 to get rid of the scratches, $1,900 to get rid of the politician smell.

  • TheBelltower

    Whelp, he can probably put that campaign button in a cardboard box in the attic.

  • Jason Panamera

    Temida is happy, bi*ches.

  • Dude

    How is this guy running for city council when he’s clearly trash?

    • Six_Tymes

      supporters

      • Jay

        Yep, same reason the president is still the president. Some people just don’t care. No ones perfect though. It comes down to what mistakes you’re willing to forgive or ignore.

  • Six_Tymes

    what a twit

  • S3XY

    “The owner of the Model 3 said they contacted Singletary who initially denied hitting the Tesla. However, once Singletary was told that the crash was captured on video, the politician provided his insurance information. A Tesla certified body shop reportedly estimated the Model 3’s repair bill to be $2,000.”

    What a scumbag. Thanks Tesla for 360 camera surveillance

  • F30FLORIPA

    Black man

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Singletary is currently running for a seat on the Philadelphia City Council
    In 2015, Singletary was sentenced to 20 months prison
    And this doesn’t bar you from Public office why?

    Incidentally, He could have just left his details with the guy playing the honky tonk piano whilst all this was happening.

    • yomama

      All of that and he’s STILL a scumbag….

  • Enter Ranting

    He seems nice.

  • Ben

    DAGUMMITY WILLIE!!!

  • BlackPegasus

    Low life POS.

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