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Newbury Park Man Convicted Of Vandalizing Tesla

Wednesday May 24, 2023

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(Photos courtesy VCSO)

     Update--A Newbury Park man has been convicted of felony vandalism for "keying" a Tesla, an act caught on the car's video monitoring camera.

     A judge Wednesday found 55-year-old Douglas Kennett guilty of felony vandalism after he pleaded no contest.

     On January 10th, the owner of the Tesla noticed significantly deep scratches into the vehicle's paint.

     The owner filed a crime report and then posted the video on social media and several citizens called the Thousand Oaks Police Department and identified Kennett.

     The detectives say they also found evidence at his residence believed related to the crime.

     Kennett remains free on bail pending sentencing on June 28th.