A Texas-based Tesla employee, Justin McCauley, has been apprehended after making alarming threats against US President Joe Biden and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The 31-year-old now faces charges of felony terroristic threats following tweets that stated, "@JoeBiden @X @Tesla @Elonmusk, I am planning to kill all of you" and "I will arrive in Texas, where the war has begun on many fronts @X, @Tesla."
McCauley's wife reported his intentions to the Rogers police after he declared his intention to go to Texas and never return. She also highlighted that he had left his cell phone behind, hindering any attempts to trace him. Authorities in Oklahoma stopped McCauley on January 26 during his travels through the state, where he expressed a desire to speak with the president, stating, "wouldn't you want to talk to the president if you knew you were going to die tomorrow."
Subsequently, a threat call at the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin was reported the next day, although it remains uncertain if McCauley was the initiator. Court documents reveal that McCauley was intercepted in Austin, where he disclosed his intention to visit the Tesla Gigafactory to speak with Elon Musk, leading to his arrest.
In related news, Elon Musk has announced plans for Tesla to undergo a shareholder vote to relocate its legal home from Delaware to Texas. This decision follows a Delaware judge's ruling deeming Musk's $56 billion pay package unfair, prompting the Tesla board to devise a new compensation proposal.
(With Agency Inputs)