Outsmarted by a Tesla? Man accused of faking hit-and-run injuries caught on camera

News

Slidell Police Department

SLIDELL, La. (BRPROUD) — A man in Louisiana who claimed he was hit by a Tesla has been arrested.

Slidell police were called to an alleged hit-and-run in a parking lot Friday. Arthur Bates Jr., 47, claimed a Tesla had struck him while backing out.

The Slidell Police Department provided video of the alleged collision, appearing to show Bates falling to the ground and the Tesla leaving the scene after its driver checks on Bates.

“Bates was complaining of back, leg and neck injuries, resulting in an ambulance and fire truck to be dispatched to the location,” said the Slidell Police Department.

During an investigation, the driver was found and questioned by officers. The driver also provided police with the video.

According to the driver, “Bates intentionally jumped behind his vehicle and staged the accident.”

Slidell Police officers agreed and arrested Bates, who is now facing one count of false swearing with the intent to cause an emergency response.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Crime

Fallout from Carmine's incident continues

New claims in NYC restaurant brawl over vaccine proof

NYC prosecutors wrap up as R. Kelly sex trafficking trial moves into next stage

11-year-old boy injured in deadly quadruple shooting in Bronx park: NYPD

Hostess assaulted on Upper West Side after asking tourists for vaccine cards had just started Carmine’s job

Restaurants prepare for first weekend of enforcing vaccination proof

More Crime

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter