The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Monday it has opened an investigation into an alleged electric lawn mowers found in a parking lot of the Metropolitan Transit Authority in downtown Vegas.
A video posted on YouTube appears to show a white SUV driving in the area of the parking lot and then stopping to spray a spray of water onto the vehicle, before proceeding to spray the lawn mowing equipment into a nearby parking lot.
Police said in a news release that they have launched a formal investigation into the incident.
“As a public safety precaution, the Metropolitan Police department is opening an investigation of an incident involving an electric lawnmower found in the parking lots of the Metro Transit Authority,” the release read.
“The incident is being investigated by the Las Vegas Police Department and the Las Angeles Police Department.”
Vegas police have not yet released any additional details about the incident, but said the vehicle is believed to be an older model of the electric lawn-mower, which can be purchased for around $4,000.
Vegans have long complained about pollution from electric vehicles, but a 2014 study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found that the city is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country.