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Tesla camera catches Texas tire thieves in the act

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Big Brother is everywhere.

Everywhere there’s a Tesla, that is.

A trio of thieves were caught on a Tesla’s security camera stealing the wheel and tire off of a Corvette parked in a Southlake, Texas, lot.

Teslas are equipped with cameras that are used for their electronic driver aid systems, like Autopilot, but they can also record video to keep an eye on the car and its surroundings when it is left unattended.

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The video posted to YouTube by the Southlake Police shows them getting out of a black Dodge Charger sedan and jacking up the white Corvette in broad daylight at 1:39 pm on November 3.

They then quickly remove the driver’s side rear wheel in less than a minute, stuff it in the trunk of their vehicle and pull away.

The thieves used a jack to lift the Corvette.

“The three look like they’re working for NASCAR with the speed and practice of their theft, although we’ve never seen NASCAR crews have their nts slowly, slowly, slooooowly drop,” the department wrote in the caption for the video, which Showed one of the alleged criminal’s nts slip down.

A department spokesperson told Acesparks Digital that the value of the theft in the complaint filed is $1,600.

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They removed the wheel and were gone in less than 60 seconds.

No arrests have been made, but the department is asking for anyone “TIRE-d of petty crime like this happening in your fair city” with information on the car, which was wearing a Texas license plate with the number HJX 1452, to contact it. .

“If you recognize any of these bad guys or know some buddies bragging about how they finally got their wheel stolen in under a minute, please reach out to crime analyst Diana Smith at 817-748-8915 or email her at dsmith@ci.southlake .tx.us. As always, you can reach out to us on our socials. Good luck gumshoes!”

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