You might have seen these pictures in the media of a vandalized Tesla Model S with a ‘211’ tag. It was tweeted by Silicon Valley recruiter Morgan Missen with the mention “in the most San Francisco crime ever, someone tagged my neighbor’s Tesla with its afterhours stock price. His other Tesla appears unharmed.”
Gizmodo ran with it emphasizing “how San Francisco it is” to tag a car with a company’s stock price, but the real “most San Francisco crime ever” here is that those people are just assuming that it’s Tesla’s stock price.
Tesla’s stock was briefly at $211 per share in after-hours trading after its third quarter financial results yesterday, but Missen and Gizmodo just assumed that the some NASDAQ-vandal with great timing decided to tag a product of a company with its stock price.
Isn’t it a lot more likely that it’s just the tag of the infamous ‘211’ white supremacist gang and it has nothing to do with Tesla?
What is really “San Francisco” here is to see a tag on a Tesla and just assume that it is the company’s stock price. I don’t want to scare the owner or the neighbor here, but I think they should be more worried about some racists in their neighborhood than some NASDAQ-vandal.
Here’s the tweet that started it all:
What do you think? NASDAQ-vandal or white supremacist? Hopefully neither and just a stupid prank.