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Model 3 Break-In South Bay Area

Halldawg

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Aug 6, 2020
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Georgia
Wow, thanks you for all the feedbacks and tips! I had no idea that it’s so common ugh. This is a design flaw that Tesla needs to address.

It seems like the best preventive method is to keep the car clean& empty with the backseat folded down when parking.

Would my car windows being tinted with 50% increase the likelihood that they will smash the window since it’s harder to see the inside?
Seems more like a society flaw.
 
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Saturday

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Jul 3, 2020
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Maine
I've been to Maine a few times, other than Portland, Maine and Georgia are a lot a like. Maine may even have better gun laws.
Just teasing btw. I’m proud to say that I think we do =)

You guys have Daniel though. Got a 6.5 creedmoor from them. Best quality piece I have honestly. Much respect.
 
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Uncle Paul

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Nov 1, 2013
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Canyon Lake,CA
Liberal California Legislators passes a law some time back that makes stealing under $900 non arrest able and non punishable. Police are told not to intervene in any thefts under $900. Even if they do arrest them it is usually a $5 fine and no-bail release.

Best to leave your doors unlocked and alarms off. Gotta get with the program where you are not allowed to own nice stuff...gotta share with the street people.

Thugs can walk into any store and walk out with under $900 worth of goods. No harm...no foul.
 

KenC

Active Member
Sep 4, 2018
3,547
3,211
Maine
As a California native, I can tell you that this type of crime is on the rise and has been for several years. The reason is simple, Californians voted to allowed it. This has nothing to do with political affiliation, it has everything to do with simple crime and punishment.

The idiots here voted several years ago to effectively decriminalize property crimes and to let most of the offenders out of jail to save money. Its now a quick catch-and-release thing with little to no jail time, and typically only a small fine (basically everything non-violent is now a misdemeanor). So these criminals go out the next day and do it again and again. All the doorbell and dashcam videos are useless because they don't bother prosecuting anymore. Cops don't waste their time, and DA's can't waste their money.

We had Prop 20 on the ballot this November that would've made things tougher on the criminals, but it got voted down by nearly 70%. Everyone I know here is sick and tired of porch-pirates, mailbox thieves, and car burglaries, but yet everyone voted against punishing the people who are responsible. Go figure.
Interesting, why would people vote down, en masse, a law to better protect their private property? Unless, the 70% majority were somehow benefitting.... maybe more people are porch-pirating than we think!
 
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calidreamz808

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May 20, 2019
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Huntington Beach, CA
Nothing will stop a motivated thief but since it tends to happen at these shopping centers.. it might behoove those center owners to begin ramping up the physical security presence or actually watch the cameras, especially around the upcoming holiday season. I try to park around cameras but really its the only thing you can do besides use their valet where you're almost guaranteed someone will be nearby. Otherwise, it may start to get a bad reputation and people will stop shopping there.. at least, that's what i would do.. im also not like everyone else LOL
 
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P3dStealth

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Nov 12, 2019
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USA
Liberal California Legislators passes a law some time back that makes stealing under $900 non arrest able and non punishable. Police are told not to intervene in any thefts under $900. Even if they do arrest them it is usually a $5 fine and no-bail release.

Best to leave your doors unlocked and alarms off. Gotta get with the program where you are not allowed to own nice stuff...gotta share with the street people.

Thugs can walk into any store and walk out with under $900 worth of goods. No harm...no foul.

That sounds like a pretty bad idea.
 
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Kat Jacks

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Sep 26, 2020
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Maine
I saw the sentry mode video from your rear and left cameras. I wonder if you would have parked rear first into the parking spot, would the front camera have gotten a better view of the getaway car's license plate? Does anyone know if this front camera (under the rear view mirror) is better quality than the rear?

I am wondering, do the cameras work if the car is asleep (parked)? Are cameras activated when/if someone opens a door or otherwise interacts with the car? This would be good if they do, so as to record a possible intruder.
 

Gasaraki

Active Member
Oct 21, 2019
1,655
1,063
Syracuse, NY
Wow, thanks you for all the feedbacks and tips! I had no idea that it’s so common ugh. This is a design flaw that Tesla needs to address.

It seems like the best preventive method is to keep the car clean& empty with the backseat folded down when parking.

Would my car windows being tinted with 50% increase the likelihood that they will smash the window since it’s harder to see the inside?

Design flaw? Tesla needs to address? W T F

Someone breaking your windows is not a "design flaw".
 

RayK

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Apr 5, 2016
1,903
1,859
San Jose, CA
While I personally wouldn't refer to breaking windows as a design flaw, there is some validity to the statement because it's possible to fold down the back seats from inside the car (and outside when the quarter windows are broken). My previous BMW 323i had the seat release latches inside the trunk. That's inherently more secure. I'm sure that the incidents of a-holes busting out the windows would be much less if the seat latches were not so readily available. Or maybe I'm wrong and the would-be-thieves would be targeting the trunk instead.
 
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KenC

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Sep 4, 2018
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3,211
Maine
Probably a rental car with stolen plates. Gangs do this as their "day job" over and over.

Info on small rear corner window break-ins

The "sagging bippers" strike again...

Yeah, when I lived in NYC, we'd make our expensive road bikes as ugly-looking as possible, with tape and spray paint all over, just so it wouldn't be targeted by thieves. Obviously, you can't do that with a Tesla, but I don't know how one survives with a Tesla in the Bay Area without it getting targeted by these "bippers". Maybe the Cybertruck will stop them.
 

mbp11

Member
Jan 30, 2019
390
210
SF Bay Area
I got one of these for my Model X and it works great!

I also got a solar powered flashing red light from Amazon and put it on the dash and it charges during the day and flashes red at night and in the shade.

And I have the intrusion alarm and the sentry mode and a sticker in the back windows......
 
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