Tesla thieves prove that they still don’t know Sentry Mode exists
Tesla Sentry Mode has captured a series of attacks against its electric vehicles since the feature was introduced in early 2019. However, the widespread coverage of the Tesla security addition is still not known enough, especially considering vandals, burglars, and thieves continue to break into vehicles on what seems like a pretty regular basis.
The most recent attack took place in Austin, Texas, where a thief was caught breaking into a Model 3 at the Pennybacker Bridge Overlook this past weekend.
According to Texas ABC affiliate KVUE, Patrice Tompkins, who owned the vehicle, visited the Overlook with some friends over the weekend. However, the Tesla application on her Smartphone alerted her that the alarm on her all-electric sedan was activated.
“We finished the hike, came back, and walked around the car, and I saw my broken glass all over the floor,” Tompkins stated.
Thanks to Sentry Mode, the perpetrator’s attack was captured by the Tesla’s passenger’s side camera.
The attack consisted of the rear passenger window being broken, and Tompkins’ purse being stolen out of the back of the car. Luckily, her belongings were inside of her backpack, which she took on the hike. The bag had nothing in it.
“I just threw the empty purse in the backseat, not even thinking about it,” she added.
But more than anything, Tompkins was surprised at the perpetrator’s attempt to break into a Tesla because Sentry Mode is such a prominent feature.
“I was really surprised that he would break into a Tesla ...
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