Thief tried to steal a Cybertruck, it ended exactly as you’d expect

  • A thief in Delaware attempted to steal a Tesla Cybertruck recently
  • It went far from what he had planned
  • Here’s what makes the iconic EV one of the most secure on the streets


Published on May 24, 2024 at 2:20 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jun 07, 2024 at 6:40 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

A thief in Delaware found themself in hot water after messing with and attempting to steal the wrong car – a Tesla Cybertruck.

Delaware State Police recently went public about the attempted theft of the iconic electric pickup.

After the thief took the car, he didn’t realize the owner was able to track its GPS location.

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This slip-up allowed police to track it down pretty quickly.

The suspected thief, Corey Cohee of Milford, Delaware, attempted to flee the scene after stealing a Tesla Cybertruck from a home in Lincoln.

However, he later gave himself up realizing that his attempts were futile.

He was arrested without incident.

The alleged thief is now facing four charges, including theft of a vehicle, disregarding a police officer’s signal, criminal trespass, and failure to have a license in possession.

The Tesla Cybertruck, meanwhile, was located on a dirt road less than a mile away.

It’s unclear how he could start the truck, but, likely, the owner was nearby with the card.

So what are the advanced technology and security features making the Tesla Cybertruck virtually ‘unstealable’?

The EVs are equipped with a transponder that broadcasts the GPS location continuously.

Owners – like the one who almost became a victim of car theft in this instance – can track their vehicles in the Tesla app.

The carmaker can also disable the car remotely if requested – smart.

What’s more, it’s tough to get into.

The door panels can stop a bullet and a baseball bat, while the windows are tougher than most automotive glass.

In fact, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen would-be thieves being foiled in their attempts to take a Tesla Cybertruck.

Another theft attempt saw Elon Musk stating that the Cybertruck is ‘the finest in apocalypse defense technology’ after thieves tried their hardest to break in.

While Tesla EVs aren’t entirely impossible to steal, it is a rare occurrence.

That’s because if it’s able to withstand the ‘apocalypse‘ it can certainly hold up to a break-in attempt.

In addition to being seriously tough – it’s also pretty conspicuous because of its distinctive shape and unique stainless steel body.

This means keeping a stolen model on the DL would be pretty tough.

Some of the images in this article were created using AI.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.