E-car drivers have to plan better than others. A Tesla driver has now shown what it's better not to do if you misjudge it. His electricity theft has ramifications.
- In Mettmann (NRW), a Tesla driver stole electricity from a police construction site .
- The guard was next door and the officials caught him in flagranti.
- The action now has ramifications for the driver.
Mettmann - E-car drivers have to plan particularly well when it comes to supplying their vehicles with electricity . Charging stations are not yet to be found on every corner in Germany . But what to do if you make a mistake? The driver of a Tesla Model 3 in North Rhine-Westphalia has now shown how it doesn't work. The driver had made himself punishable on February 23 for the "deprivation of electrical energy", the police said Mettmann .
Electricity theft right next to the police station
What happened? Around 7:30 p.m., the police control center received a burglar alarm. This came from the construction site right next door, where the police are currently building a new district control center. The officers left the guard and went over to the construction site. And what did they see there? A white Tesla Model 3 was parked in front of a fence, from which a cable led through the fence to the toilet containers behind it. The police followed the cable and found that it was plugged into one of the containers next to the men's urinals.
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Tesla driver appears at the scene and acts ignorant
Shortly afterwards, the owner of the Tesla * appeared on his vehicle. The 48-year-old man said that he had stopped with his vehicle. He couldn't help looking for a charging station. He was not aware that he had gained unauthorized access to the construction site. In addition, the Tesla driver did not know according to his own information that "power theft" is punishable.
Also on Twitter you can enjoy the power theft in the men's room:
Tesla drivers fill up in the men's toilet pic.twitter.com/YIvJB4NptT- Large Solar Eddy Minimum (@GroEddy) February 26, 2020
The police clarified the man that the "deprivation of electrical energy" as well as the theft of petrol at petrol stations is indeed a criminal offense.
The option to seek help from the police station next door didn't seem to come to mind. The police were unable to understand this and initiated criminal proceedings against the power thief.
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