Submitted by RBphotography on 13. September 2019
1st time posting and wanted to share a story. Monday I was the victim of a gang shooting (actively shooting at my car) they were about 50 feet away. A situation of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I am so impressed with the speed of the Model 3 to get me out of the danger, although the car did take 2 bullets (police found that 17 shots were fired). If I was driving our Kia minivan I don't think I would have done so well in this situation. One bullet entered the trunk just below the license plate and the other in the drivers door toward the bottom rear corner. About 5" higher and it would have hit my thigh. The bullet passed right through the aluminum door no problem. However when it hit the frame, it stopped in its tracks. So glad considering the battery pack is right there! The most unfortunate part is that I did not have my dash cam active and didn't even think about it till it was too late to recover any recorded video. I keep replaying the whole experience in my head and I keep thinking about what a great getaway car the Model 3 was for me. Thanks Tesla!!!