Tesla security camera catches man snapping vehicle's wing mirror

The sideways facing camera on a Tesla Model X parked in a Long Beach California car park captured this shocking footage showing a man snapping the vehicle's wing mirror and beginning to scratch its side.

Captured on January 11, the footage shows a man approach the Tesla, vandalise it, and then try to force his way into the car, leaving numerous scratches on the vehicle's side.

The car owner Stephen Richie tweeted the video commenting: "@Tesla Sentry Mode caught someone vandalizing my Model X. Anyone in the Long Beach CA area please help identify and contact Long Beach Police."

In a later tweet Richie wrote: "Really disappointed at the security guard on the far right [off the video]. Hard to see from a smartphone but he looks over at the vehicle and then turns back around ignoring the alarm."