Ben Baller, celebrity jeweler, actor and musician, apparently ended in an unpleasant predicament when he, by his own admission, became trapped in his Tesla car after the vehicle’s doors suddenly refused to open.
"I wish this was a f*cking joke. I'm locked inside my f*cking Tesla”, Baller complained in a video shared on his Instagram story. “I know I've been the Tesla fan, I've said so many good things about Tesla. But I've been locked in the car now for 37 minutes f*cking waiting for roadside assistance."
Ironically, in December 2018, Baller gifted Tesla CEO Elon Musk a custom diamond and ruby ring worth $40,000, praising him for "giving almost 50,000 jobs to Americans and putting USA back on the map as a serious contender in the auto industry".
Thanks!— Jung Musk (@elonmusk) 23 декабря 2018 г.
When the video hit social media, some users seemed more inclined to express their amusement rather than sympathy for Baller.
CONGRATULATIONS!— el gato malo (@boriquagato) 31 марта 2019 г.
YOU HAVE UNLOCKED THE "CHRISTINE" EASTER EGG!
probably best not to let your girlfriend ride in the car…
Safest car ever!— Craig Hanson (@TheCraigHanson) 31 марта 2019 г.
The joke is on you, chump. Be thankful you didn't incinerate.— David Patrick Dennis (@dpdgraphix) 1 апреля 2019 г.
BTW, that's a feature.
Others used this opportunity to complain about Tesla.
What a piece of shit that car is. No way to exit the vehicle if its computer crashes or if the battery dies (or if the batteries are on fire for that matter). This guy should demand his ring back, and then make an e+tron or i-pace ring instead just for good measure.— Nixon's Head (@Nixons_Head_) 31 марта 2019 г.
Last update gave me two corner case issues. Car wouldn’t start. Reboot wouldn’t work. Key on/off wouldn’t work. Getting out, getting in few timeseventually started car. Then driving home autopilot totally glitched. The “take control immediately” warning buzzed and would not stop.— Glenn Tongue (@glenntongue) 31 марта 2019 г.
How will Tesla & Elon Musk blame the customer (victim) to avoid accountability for his being LOCKED INSIDE his $TSLA unable to exit?— KillingMyCareer (@MelaynaLokosky) 31 марта 2019 г.
All accomplices, (Ben Baller states he previously sang Tesla's praises) eventually become victims of a company using #TheSociopathicBusinessModel https://t.co/OQlcYaoj7I