Insurance Scam Attempt

Insurance Scam Attempt

 

BlackVue user Femi sent us a video he caught on his BlackVue DR750S-2CH dashcam.

In the video you can see a man attempting an insurance scam – he marks (vandalizes) somebody else’s vehicle and waits for a passing vehicle to flag the driver and accuse them of the damage. The driver is then threatened with hit and run if they don’t resolve the issue immediately.

Femi says: “I was lucky to have remembered the man from last year, walking my dog at time, noticing the damage immediately, calling the police, and performing a citizens arrest. I had to follow the perpetrator for about 20 minutes until LAPD got involved. The suspect has been charged and was sentenced to 365 days in jail and 5 years of formal probation.”

Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail above or here. Pictures of the damage, estimated at $700, are included.