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March 13, 2021: Carjacking Thwarted by Situational Awareness in Jacksonville, FL

A recent carjacking attempt in Jacksonville, Florida shows us the value of situational awareness, quick thinking, and fast cars. Draper Younce, a Naval officer, got a nasty surprise in a parking lot. A man ran from around the side of an apartment building and pointed a handgun at him while he was sitting in his Tesla Model 3 talking on his phone. “The first thing I said was, ‘No, man, I’m not getting out of the car,’” Younce told FOX Business. “And the second thing I said … ‘this is a Tesla, you can’t steal a Tesla.’” What the would-be robber didn’t know was that the whole thing was caught on the vehicle’s eight cameras. While the cameras were originally added …