Date
11 December 2016
Wild monkeys check out the Tesla Model S 75D. The owner left in in a country park to take his son to school. Photo: Facebook/Driving.habits.hk/David Hui
Wild monkeys check out the Tesla Model S 75D. The owner left in in a country park to take his son to school. Photo: Facebook/Driving.habits.hk/David Hui

Tesla Model S monkeyed with in country park

Given its price and power, a Tesla Model S electric sports car is not to be trifled with.

But a group of wild simians in a Kowloon country park literally monkeyed with it and there’s a viral photo to prove it.

The car in question is a Model S 75D, which costs HK$720,000 (US$92,820). Fully charged, the high-performance vehicle can run up to 237 kilometers at a top speed of 130 kph.

The photo posted on Monday noon shows several monkeys ganged up on top of the vehicle in Kam Shan Country Park and obviously enjoying themselves, Sing Tao Daily reports. 

The park is a favorite hangout for wild monkeys, according to a netizen who uploaded the photo.

He said he posted the photo online, hoping the owner would come across it.

The owner, surnamed Wan, was traced to a luxury flat in Kowloon.

Wan’s wife said her husband left the car in the park to take their son to school. 

The car remained there for just an hour and he had no idea what had happened when he came to collect it.

Law Siu-hung, president of the International Professional Insurance Consulting Association, said the car owner can claim full compensation from his insurance company despite the fact that the damage was not man-made as long as he had bought full insurance coverage.

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