On June 11th, Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen posted some disturbing Tweets regarding his vehicle, a 2020 Model Y Performance Tesla. According to his Tweets, the veteran center went to close the door on his vehicle and received a shock that almost knocked him to the ground. Due to the expletives within the Tweets, I will not share them, but you may go to his Twitter account by clicking HERE to see the originals or just to follow him. Full disclosure: Ryan Jensen is fine after receiving the shock, but the damage done is not physical.
I will edit most of his Tweets due to his angry choices for words:
“Hey @Tesla @elonmusk, there any reason why my car just shocked the **** outta me when my car is charging and plugged in when I tried to close the door. It about put my big *** down.”
“He was baffled because he knew he installed it correctly, and I know he did because the vehicle was charging just fine.”
As the event was unfolding, more details about the situation came out.
“So the plot thickens, had an electrician come out to check out the charger, etc. The charger was working fine for the last three weeks. Noticed about a week ago, my car wasn’t getting charged fully overnight. I didn’t think too much of it until it shocked the *** out of me when I touched the metal on my car. So, he came out and checked it out. The ground and the hot were flipped in the @tesla charge box. He was baffled because he knew he installed it correctly, and I know he did because the vehicle was charging just fine.”
While it may seem that Elon Musk has got some explaining to do, the following Tweets tell a much grimmer story:
“This tells me that some ****, who knew what they were doing, came and opened up the charger box, and flipped the wires while it was still hot, which is possible, and easy to do if you know what you are doing. In turn, by doing this, it made my car the ground. This means my car was energized at about 120, which has the potential to seriously hurt or kill someone. To say the least, I am putting my charge box on the inside of my garage now. So, be careful Tesla people on the island.”
This is no longer a Tesla and Elon Musk problem, but now, a criminal act.
“It could have killed him, or killed my son, daughter-in-law, or grandchildren had they touched any metal part of the vehicle. If it was a prank, it was a poorly thought out one.”
For those in the know, this situation could have made a turn for the worst-case scenario possible and one that could have had life-altering consequences. Ryan Jensen has two very young children; a 4-month-old and a two-year-old that if they were to have touched this vehicle while being grounded – I don’t even want to think about it, but the family sure is. According to Dean Jensen, father to Ryan and grandfather to two beautiful children, this was no accident or any type mischief:
“Not how this happened. Someone tampered with his charger and changed one hot lead to his plug-in with the ground and essentially made the floating ground on the vehicle charged w 120v AC. I doubt it was a prank, it could have killed him, or killed my son, daughter-in-law, or grandchildren had they touched any metal part of the vehicle. If it was a prank, it was a poorly thought out one. Whoever did it, moved those wires while the box was energized. They had to know exactly what they were doing.”
Regardless of how anyone feels about this situation, the simple fact is this: This was a premeditated criminal act with the intent to harm and could have resulted in the unthinkable. For now, there is an ongoing Police investigation so pertinent details have been omitted from this article. One thing is for certain, whoever did this, I will caution you to stay away from the Jensen home. I personally would not want to be on the receiving end of Big Red’s wrath.