Despite all the security features, some not so brilliant thieves still try to steal Tesla vehicles. A man in California was arrested this week after stealing a Tesla that the owner ended up tracking the app and helping the police in their hunt.
Finally he stopped on the highway after the battery ran out and was taken into custody.
It's very difficult to get away with stealing a Tesla.
Due to the latest available data, the stolen Tesla vehicles in the United States have almost all been restored: 112 out of 115.
In Europe, they have some more sophisticated thieves who managed a variety of Tesla car thieves through relay attacks, and most vehicles have not been restored.
In response to these attacks, Tesla began rolling out additional layers of security with & # 39; enhanced cryptography & # 39; key fob and optional & # 39;
Although a thief can get around, the owner can track the car through the Tesla app.
They could disable tracking in the setting, but Tesla pushed an update last year to claim your Tesla account password to disable tracking, making it much more difficult to steal a Tesla vehicle.
Still, some still do.
On Sunday in Riverside, California, a Tesla vehicle was reported stolen out of a parking garage. It is unclear how he got access to the vehicle.
According to Press Enterprise, the owner tracked the car and shared information with the police.
The police wrote in a release:
"The owner did a great job updating our shipping site with the car's real-time location,"
Officers eventually caught up with the vehicle, and the thief refused to stop and lead the police in a chase through the city. streets.
They finally withdrew because they condemned the situation to be too dangerous.
The thief went back on the highway, and the owner continued to update the shipment using placement tracking on the Tesla mobile app.
He finally informed the police that the vehicle had run out and the thief had to stop on the highway.
At that time, he was arrested by the California Highway Patrol and handed over to the police.
Filiberto Felix, 30, was arrested with suspicion of taking a car without the owner's consent, crime evasion and probation violation, prison records show, according to PE. He was in custody instead of filing a $ 1
We have also seen several other examples of Tesla owners tracking thieves who had stolen their cars through the Tesla app – leading to arrests.
On top of the previously mentioned security features introduced last year to prevent car theft, Tesla also recently introduced "Sentry Mode" to prevent burglary.