Over the weekend, a Tesla Model S owner was pulled over by police officers and held at gunpoint, due to a kidnapping report filed earlier in the day, The Signal of Santa Clarita valley reports.
A report of a kidnapping came into the Santa Clarita Valley's Sheriff's Station in California just before 1pm on Saturday from a concerned bystander, who saw a child being loaded into the trunk of a Tesla Model S before the car took off.
The "kidnapping" turned out to be the Model S's third-row seats in use
After the report was filed, local police promptly located the gray Tesla Model S and held the driver at gunpoint. As it turns out, however, the child was just being buckled into the Tesla's optional rear-facing third row seats.
"It was not a kidnapping," Lieutenant Rob Hahnlein, an officer at the scene, said to The 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."