The story caught Elon Musk’s attention, so the costs of repairing the damage from the impact of the Striker Shell will be borne by the company.
United States, March 14th (RT). – Malik A. Tesla Model 3 He was able to escape from trying Armed robbery In Jacksonville, USA FloridaThanks to his country Car designThis prevented the criminal from opening the door and seizing it, according to what local media reported.
In the attempted assault photos recorded by the car’s cameras, the thief could be seen approaching the car, holding a rifle in hand, pointing to the driver, while he was waiting for a friend in the parking lot. However, because the door handles were flush with the body, the body was unable to open it on the first attempt, giving the owner seconds to escape.
According to the victim, Draper Yunus, the car was in “standby” mode, a function that allows it to remain stationary even while jogging until the accelerator pedal has been depressed, allowing him to quickly escape from the assailant.
An attacker attempts to steal a Tesla, but is defeated by Elon Musk’s engineering design
– RT in Spanish (ActualidadRT) March 14, 2021
During the escape, the criminal shot Yunus, but the bullet missed its target and instead collided between the front and back doors on the driver’s side, leaving a gap in the hull.
“Very grateful to be alive. Thanks Elon Musk, your car did a lot to save my life […] Yunus wrote on Twitter.
The story, which went viral on social media, attracted the attention of the American businessman, so the company will bear the costs of repairing the damage caused by the impact of the shell.
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DraperYounce March 10, 2021
Likewise, the victim launched a fundraising campaign through GoFoundMe, through which he seeks to raise $ 50,000 to promote programs to remove minors from the streets and prevent them from engaging in criminal activities, as well as offering rewards to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of the criminal who remains free.