A Tesla Reportedly "Runs Over 2 Traffic Cops In Zhejiang": Weibo Post

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 05:11 PM

We'll go out on a limb and suggest that, if confirmed, this may not help the ongoing tension between the Chinese government and Tesla. According to a prominent China watcher, a post on Chinese social media site Weibo claims that a Tesla had "run over two traffic cops in Zhejiang". 

Other Tweets on Monday claimed to show video of the incident: 

The original Tweet linked back to a Weibo post, which when translated states "a Tesla knocked down two police trying to rescue the wounded".

The Weibo post then links to another post from Sina Video which appears to show someone laying on the ground with a stopped black Tesla in front of it.

The translated post said one officer is "seriously injured" and the "cause of the accident is under investigation". 

This news came just moments after we were one of the first to report on Michael Burry’s newly-disclosed massive short position, via puts, in Tesla. We're sure Tesla will say "it's a feature, not a bug". The feature will hereby be known as...

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