Tesla Model 3’s Sentry Mode Captures Two Men Keying Car

This incident took place recently in Sacramento, California where a Tesla Model 3’s Sentry Mode caught two men keying and denting the right hand side of the EV while apparently unaware that they were being recorded.

The footage was ultimately uploaded to YouTube and shared on Reddit where the thread already holds over 1,000 comments, with people confident that the two vandals will be apprehended by authorities, seen as how you can clearly see their faces.

Could this have been a retaliation?

As some commentators were quick to point out, the two men initially hover around another vehicle, which appears to belong to one of them. That’s when one of the two points out what appears to be a damaged driver’s side door – which in turn has led to speculation that they may have keyed the Tesla in retaliation, thinking that the EV driver (or more specifically a passenger), might have been responsible.

Of course, this is just a theory as we have no way of knowing whether or not that’s what they were discussing. In either case, their actions were completely unjustifiable, not to mention deplorable – and the fact that they’re ultimately seen laughing about it makes us just shake our heads.

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

In the end, we trust that the two individuals will be identified and brought to justice, which probably means having to pay for the damages as well as a fine.


  • Six_Tymes

    dbags. simple minded scum

  • Adilos Nave

    And of course he’s wearing a ‘Merica T-shirt. Notice that his crappy Ram already has dents in the door underneath the mirror so doubt the paint is in good condition either. Makes me rage with anger when you see him open the door right into the Tesla on top of keying the crap out of it. I sure hope they find these phuckers.

    • TRB0T0Y

      I think the ending is the only justifiable element, when he opens his truck door into the Tesla. The Tesla deserves every bit of that damage.
      What’s your point about the Ram already having dents? You think the paint is not in good condition? So it’s OK for people to carelessly ding it up?
      I don’t care if my car has a thousand dents in it. If you put another dent in it, you’ll be quite miffed when it rains and flip on your wipers to find they’ve been ripped off. ;o)~

      • Adilos Nave

        I somewhat see your point but if his door is already dented and he’s fretting about another dent that the Tesla next to him ‘maybe’ made, why open his door so hard that it could very likely result in yet ANOTHER dent? That’s where any logic goes out the window.
        Man, ripping off somebody’s wipers? That could result in a wreck and if not, seriously scratched windshield. That’s way not cool. I’d just wait until person came out of the store to confront them and ask for insurance information if it’s super obvious they were the culprit.

        • TRB0T0Y

          Spot on, spot on. I got a bit riled up at the implication I felt – the tone ‘ meh, it got dents already, why worry that Telsa door dinged it too ‘ (after parking 1″ from the white line) .

          • Adilos Nave

            No problemo. Easy to get riled up when we’re talking about our hard-earned personal property. Totally get it. My daily driver has a few dents and scratches, signs of battle on open roads and in parking lots but I’d still be super pissed if some careless jerk decides it’s OK to swing their door wide open into the side of my car.

  • Ilbirs

    Considering how low is the IQ of someone who vandalizes, the next ones will avoid a Tesla model more because of negative reinforcement than reason.

  • U8INIT

    Say whaaaa…

  • Paul Wallace

    looks like some retaliation to me…a ding for a ding

  • salamOOn

    human trash.

    tbh kudos to sentry mode. its better than aftermarket dashcam cameras thanks to that door mirror cameras.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      The upgrade shoots a laser at the perps and cuts open their body as they simultaneously key the Tesla.

  • Porkopolis

    I’m convinced most Tesla “news” is organized by Tesla’s marketing department. These guys are way too old to be keying cars.

    • paulgdeaton

      MAGA-types. They have never grown up.

      • James Denz

        Biden supporters no doubt.

    • Exotics

      You’re convinced in your own mind of your own facts which are concluded by you. Lol

  • db

    I’m just surprised by someone who still has car keys.

    • Exotics

      They keyed the Tesla because it has no keys

  • TheBelltower

    Making Merica Great Again!

    • Six_Tymes

      They are Obama lovers no doubt

      • what about Hillary’s keys?

  • Bo Hanan

    Tesla needs to develop an electric shock system feature for idiots like this.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Many car-lovers would love to be put in a room with them.

  • izzey04

    fkg idiot

  • I miss Saturns and Fieros. Not for marring, scratching resistance capability. This just made me think and strangely I had a dream one of my 911s was hit by a golf ball last night, but I loved the plastic side panels for durability. Had those progressed, today’s work trucks that do not need shiny paint, would be great. Basic, dent and RUST resistant panels for vans and trucks would be great.

  • They look so happy and proud of themselves…

    • paulgdeaton

      The will love it when they meet “Big Bruno” in the local prison…

  • TRB0T0Y

    How convenient that the Telsa owner didn’t post the video of when the ignorant passenger flung his door open and damaged the truck.

    • robotlogic

      I hardly think someone is going to open the aluminum door of a $45,000 car into his $5000 turd and leave any kind of visible mark.

      • TRB0T0Y

        Pfft, you’ll change your tune if you spend 5 minutes at a Whole Foods parking lot. $100k GL550 doors get flung open with such force and frivolity it impacts the local jetstream.

  • Paul

    I hope these are two proud redneck B Holes now that their mugs are all over the internet. What a couple of jerks.

  • Alduin

    I understand the frustration with Teslas,and their stupid and smug owners but damaging their car isn’t the way to protest Tesla.

    • Exotics

      Tesla owners are only smart. Your head seems to be clogged with CO2

      Protest Tesla for what exactly? I’m curious to hear your intelligent and well educated reason

      • Alduin

        Their crappy build quality and reliability and crappy CEO. Face it Tesla sucks. Your head is clogged with stupidity. Tesla owners are smug douchebags that think their cars are the best thing since sliced bread which they’re not. Their cars are disposable unreliable junk.

        • So much mindless hate. Nothing that you said is remotely factual but extremely emotional.

  • Alduin

    Not poor. Wise and smart.

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