Tennis star Nick Kyrgios helped police chase his Tesla after it was taken from his mother at gunpoint, studies say

  • Tennis star Nick Kyrgios’ inexperienced Tesla was stolen from his mother at gunpoint on Monday, per studies.
  • Kyrgios used the Tesla app to restrict the stolen automobile’s velocity and to assist police find the car.
  • Police chased the automobile by way of suburban streets, utilizing Kyrgios’ instructions, studies mentioned.

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios helped police monitor and chase his Tesla after it was stolen from his mom at gunpoint on Monday morning, in response to court docket paperwork reported by Australian media.

Police mentioned within the court docket paperwork that the tennis participant’s mom, Norlaila Kyrgios, opened the door of the household house in Canberra, Australia, at round 8.30 a.m. on Monday to a person carrying a masks and holding a long-barreled gun, per Australia’s ABC Information.

The person held her at gunpoint, demanding the keys to Kyrgios’ lime inexperienced Tesla, which was parked within the driveway, ABC Information reported.

As soon as she handed him the keys, the person ordered her to inform him learn how to function the Tesla after which sat within the driver seat of the automobile, The Guardian reported. 

Kyrgios’ mom ran again into the home screaming, prompting her son and his supervisor, Daniel Horsfall, to name the police, per The Sydney Morning Herald.

Kyrgios then used his Tesla app to observe the automobile’s location, relaying its actions to the police, in response to ABC Information. Court docket paperwork present that Kyrgios additionally restricted the Tesla’s velocity to 80 kph (50 mph) utilizing the smartphone app, per The Guardian.

Police discovered the car about 16 minutes later, however they mentioned the person drove off, The Guardian reported.

ABC reported that police started to chase the car by way of Canberra’s suburbs, with the Tesla finally coming to a halt at a barrier arrange by a federal police tactical response unit.

Police used a Taser on the suspect then arrested him, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

He was taken to a hospital after which to a police station, the place he was charged with aggravated theft, driving a car with out consent, failing to cease for police, driving whereas suspended, and resisting a public official, the newspaper mentioned.

He appeared at a court docket on Tuesday, the place he was denied bail.

The automobile was returned to Kyrgios with a smashed window, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Kyrgios’ administration didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.