Tesla owner: Elon Musk’s car saved my life

Tesla owner: Elon Musk’s car saved my life

Tesla head Elon Musk arrives to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:20 PM PT – Thursday, March 11, 2021

A Tesla owner credited Elon Musk’s car for helping to save his life. On Wednesday, Navy sailor Draper Younce shared his story about an attempted carjacking before he thanked Musk.

Younce was recently parked in his Tesla Model 3 as he waited to pick up a friend from an apartment complex. An armed man then approached his vehicle and demanded Younce get out of the car. He quickly hit the gas and dodged a bullet.

Thanks to Tesla’s eight cameras, the entire ordeal was caught on tape.

“I saw my opportunity to escape,” Younce stated. I ducked to the right, I accelerated as hard as I could. I have never had a gun drawn on me overseas in 8+ years deployed.”

A man looks at a Tesla Model 3 in a Tesla showroom in Beijing on October 21, 2020. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

A man looks at a Tesla Model 3 in a Tesla showroom in Beijing on October 21, 2020. (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

Younce honked the horn in order to save the video, which is a feature that drivers can set up for their Tesla’s. He has since turned the recording over to the police.

“When the gun was put in my face, I went from having a great day, talking to my friend and landlord on the phone,” Younce said. “To ‘Hey, I got to go, I’m getting robbed.’”

GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 03: Tesla head Elon Musk leaves after giving a statement to the press as he arrives to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Musk is currently in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac on Tuesday, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, as well as German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier yesterday. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

(Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Along with thanking Musk for creating the Tesla, he also credited his military experience for helping him stay calm.

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