A happy family was surprised to see a pair of police cruisers blocking their driveway after arriving home from a drive with their kids.
The officers told the parents that they had received a call about someone putting a child in trunk of a car. Needless to say, the parents were more than a little surprised to be accused of putting their children in danger, but they agreed to open the back of their new Tesla.
Here’s what the officer saw after they opened the trunk,
It’s not uncommon to find rear-facing seats in the back of a station wagon, but most people don’t realize the latest Teslas have put the same seats in a sedan.
Luckily everyone had a good laugh, but the cops still needed to see the driver’s ID before letting the family go back in their home.
This isn’t the first time police have been called about “kids in the trunk” and it probably won’t be the last.
In February, 2017 a man in Newhall, California was briefly held at gunpoint by two officers who thought he had placed a kidnap victim in his trunk. “It was not a kidnapping,” confirmed Santa Clarita Valley Police Department Lt. Rob Hahnlein in an interview with the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. “The new Teslas have a weird back seat and when they put the (child) in the back seat it looked like they were putting them in the trunk.”
Hahnlein said that his officers will respond to any kidnapping call and act accordingly. “We’re not Tesla experts,” he explained.
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