A couple from Scottsdale, Arizona, found themselves in a unique predicament where they ended up being rescued by the Summon feature on their Tesla Model 3. The couple, Kimberly and Jeff Weeldreyer, showed off their new home to a friend, Carolyn. The home was still under construction, and while they were showing it, they noticed a family of javelin throwers outside.
Jeff realized that the javelins could become very projective as there were two babies in the family. 12 News noted that Jeff suggested that his wife and their friend, Carolyn, retire to the home. At first, Kimberly and Carolyn did not know why Jeff wanted them to go in again until he explained that there was javelin throwing in their yard. They tried to do what the Arizona Game & Fish Department asks residents to do when they encounter spears. Jeff told 12 News“We opened the window and made a loud noise like this (clapping) and they just wanted to freeze for a second. Then they would just go back to what they were doing.”
Jeff began to feel like he, Kimberly and Carolyn were trapped inside their home after ten minutes of trying to scare the animals away. The javelin throws did not disappear, so it was time for Jeff to get creative. Jeff explained that he first tried to push on the javelin throws. They would freeze, but then return to what they were doing.
Using the Tesla app on his phone, Jeff summoned his Tesla Model 3.
“Okay, let’s see what happens if I move this big car right behind him and see how they will react.”
As the vehicle began to move, the family of javelinas flipped out and took off.
When 12 News asked Jeff what Tesla’s new slogan might be after this, he said, “Maybe they’ve put in a new feature so it makes some kind of lion noise or something. They can build on that, market it as some kind of animal protection device.”
Kimberly pointed out that this will not be the last time they will meet the wildlife and stressed that they were on the wildlife carpet. But the couple now know how they can safely scare any wildlife away if they are ever caught inside their home.
“Here we are, we live among the wildlife, it’s part of it. So we’re on their turf. We have to learn to share turf together. We can clear them out if we want to. We know what to do now . “
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