A Tesla Cybertruck’s towing from a San Francisco neighborhood after it apparently blocked a driveway drew plenty of attention over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to multiple photos posted to social media platforms from different accounts.
A photo posted to X/Twitter showed the Cybertruck about to be towed just before 9:40 a.m. Saturday. The Cybertruck had “RC_Build Engineering Prototype” stenciled in black along its door and was hoisted away from outside a Page Street apartment building between Central and Lyon streets by a yellow-and-blue Atlantis Towing tow truck out of Brisbane.
According to AutoEvolution, a parking ticket was visible under the Cybertruck's Gigawiper, the single-arm wiper that clears the vehicle's windshield.
After a post on the Reddit platform around 5:30 p.m. Saturday showed the vehicle, calling it a “weird car,” commenters careened in with jokes, as well as speculation about city enforcement of parking rules and possible viral marketing stunts.
Cybertruck customer deliveries are scheduled to start on Thursday at the Tesla Gigafactory in Texas.
On Monday afternoon, a representative for Atlantis Towing, the company that owned the tow truck involved, told The Standard that efforts were made unsuccessfully to reach the vehicle's owner after the call came in for the vehicle blocking a driveway. The Cybertruck was later towed to the city's impound facility on Seventh Street.
Neither Tesla nor the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency immediately returned requests for comment Monday from The Standard.