Tale of 2 Teslas: Woman steals one, collides with another at Nevada charging station

LAS VEGAS — A woman is accused of stealing a Tesla and attempting to avoid Nevada state police before crashing into another Tesla that was at a charging station, authorities said.

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Nellie Valerie Sieh, 24, was arrested early Friday and faces a charge of grand larceny of a vehicle, according to Clark County online booking records.

According to Lt. Michael Rodriguez of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the electric vehicle was taken from the parking lot of the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas at about 1:30 a.m. PDT, KSNV-TV reported.

The owner of the stolen vehicle was able to remotely track it to a charging station in Primm, located southwest of Las Vegas near the California state line, KVVU-TV reported.

Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol arrived and attempted to detain Sieh, who drove off and crashed into another Tesla at the charging station, according to the television station. The second Tesla sustained major damage, troopers said.

No injuries were reported, KSNV reported.

Bail for Sieh was set at $5,000, according to online booking records. She is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, records show.

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