Watch as a vandal in Australia smashes Model S windshield with his skateboard [Update]

Tesla Sentry Mode smashed windshield in Albury Australia

It appears the fact that Tesla’s have multiple cameras and Sentry Mode is always watching still hasn’t caught on with most of the general public. Either that, or vandals and thieves just don’t care.

The latest incident of apparent Tesla-hate was caught on Sentry Mode yesterday in Albury, Australia. The owner, Jules Boag returned to his Model S to find his side mirror and windshield smashed.

Upon reviewing the Sentry Mode footage, Boag was shocked to discover a man approach the vehicle with his skateboard in hand, and proceed to smash her car for no apparent reason.

Related: Watch as a man uses a knife to scratch the side of a Tesla Model 3 in a parking lot, all caught on Sentry Mode

Due to the poor lighting in the underground parking garage, the cameras weren’t able to get a great shot of his face, but it should be good enough for him to be identified.

UPDATE: The full video of the incident, including images of his accomplice, is posted below.

Tesla’s Sentry Mode was released in a free over-the-air (OTA) update in February 2019. It uses the car’s external cameras to detect potential threats. If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on a car, Sentry Mode switches to an “Alert” state and displays a message on the touchscreen warning that its cameras are recording.

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