- Image credit: Annabelle Brett on Facebook.

Thieves get remotely trolled by owner as they steal Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk really has figured it all out

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There's no doubt about it, Tesla are one of, if not the, leading automotive firm in the world right now. Just look at their share prices if you disagree. So it sort of goes without saying that they build brilliant vehicles, and one of the fundamental characteristics behind their ascent is their ''Sentry Mode'' security system - which, to all intents and purposes, is a car jacker's kryptonite.

When the Sentry Mode is summoned, the car's 360-degree external cameras scan the surroundings and the environment of the owner's Tesla (the system is calibrated into the Model 3, S, X and Y), before capturing video footage of what's happening around it. In essence, it doesn't provide the same aggression that a guard dog will, but as has been the case with Australian radio host Annabelle Brett, it sure as hell can provide the perfect means of carrying out the ultimate troll!

One early morning in early November, Annabelle was sent a notification to her phone claiming that her Model 3's Sentry Mode alarm had been activated - and after a quick check, she realised that her beloved car had indeed been purloined from her allotment. She was easily able to access the car's internal Sentry Mode footage database from her phone, much to the surprise of the thieves.

Image credit: Annabelle Brett on Facebook.

Image credit: Annabelle Brett on Facebook.

Annabelle was able to pinpoint their every move, and had the ability to track their every location at any given time. She then used her friends car to catch up to the thieves, but rather than honking and screaming at them until they decided to haul-ass, she opted to use the car's incredibly advanced infotainment technology to give the poachers a memory that they'll never forget.

"On my car phone app, you can actually see where the car is. We noticed that it was just around the corner so without thinking, I jumped in the car, called the police… and just basically followed them on the map.'' She hilariously continued: ''My phone app has the ability to slow down the car and also mess with it a bit, so I was able to put the windows down, beep the horn and basically screw with them as they were driving it.''

Image credit: Annabelle Brett on Facebook.

Image credit: Annabelle Brett on Facebook.

And, as expected, her plot to foil the robbery was a unanimous success, after she decided to stop trolling the thieves and send a message to the car's display screen, warning them that they had breached protocol and authorities were now en route. This prompted them to dash the car on a side road and skedaddle at once.

To add to their misery, one of the burglars had dropped their driver's license inside the car, such was the immediacy of their getaway. This meant that the police could quickly identify and detain all of those involved on the day - I mean, the one who left his license wasn't exactly going to keep quiet, was he?

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Comments (35)

  • A lot of expensive silly old cars around and they try to steal a Tesla

    What idiocy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      7 months ago
  • Couldn't they find a better car??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      7 months ago
  • Curious...so how were they able to get in the car and drive away? Doesn't the Model 3 require the credit card sized thing or the phone app? I genuinely want to know.

      7 months ago
  • There is so much wrong with this "news", it happened early November (it's only October now), the Tesla was stolen (how?), she accessed the sentry mode footage remotely from her phone (how?). She also called the Police, followed them and then decided to somehow put a message on the cars screen and scare them off before the Police turned up. Why would you do that? C'mon give us the real story please. Surely Tesla don't make cars you can steal that easily.

      7 months ago
  • Funny story. I like it.

      7 months ago