Viral Video: After an intricate insurance swindle, the man’s not-so-Oscar-worthy performance got him in hot water.
His strange pacing was captured on camera in the viral video. As soon as an SUV arrives, he begins to wander around in circles. Drivers instinctively slow down and halt when they see an object like that on the road.
The con artist attempts to improvise and starts thrashing about, claiming he was struck, before sinking to the ground, knowing the car has come to a rest. Clearly, he needs to take acting lessons.
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A man in Louisiana, US, was jailed last year for allegedly lying about being hit and wounded by a Tesla after the vehicle’s 360-degree video system caught the whole event.
He claimed to have been wounded after being struck by the Tesla as it reversed in the parking lot of a convenience store, according to Arthur Bates Jr., 47.
Video from the electric vehicle’s cameras revealed that Bates fabricated his injuries, authorities said
The culprit can be seen strolling behind the Tesla as it reverses in the footage taken with a 360-degree camera system and subsequently released by the police. A split second after the automobile comes to a halt, the guy leaps backward. Some time goes by with his foot on the Tesla’s bumper, and he remains motionless for a few more moments. He then walks away from the scene after brushing his suspect’s foot off of his automobile. The vehicle then proceeds on its way.
Bates was caught in an electric car’s path when he called 911 to report back, leg, and neck injuries. Fire and ambulance crews were deployed to the location as soon as they were notified.
Bates informed police that the Tesla driver had escaped in the wake of the crash. A short time later, authorities tracked down the Tesla’s driver, who admitted that Bates was jumping behind the vehicle intentionally.
Police claim that Bates was ignorant of the fact that Teslas are equipped with many cameras that cover the whole car.
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