Billionaire and Tesla boss Elon Musk has offered a 19-year-old boy a whopping to delete a Twitter account that monitors his private jet, Business Insider reports.
A report by tech news outlet Protocol indicated that Musk’s offer came sometime in 2021.
According to report Musk had reached out to the boy identified as Jack Sweeney in a private chat on social media with a plea that the boy took it own citing security concerns.
According to Protocol’s report, a part of the conversation between Musk And the boy went thus:
Musk said: “Can you take this down? It is a security risk.”
Sweeney responded: “Yes I can but it’ll cost you a Model 3 only joking unless?”
Musk said: “I don’t love the idea of being shot by a nutcase.”
The boy however made a counter offer Protocol reported that Sweeney offered Musk that he be paid $50,000 (N20m) instead, stressing that it’d cater for his schooling as well as getting his desired whip.
“Any chance to up that to $50k? It would be great support in college and would possibly allow me to get a car maybe even a Model 3,” the boy had replied Musk N2m offer.
The tech outlet said Musk told the boy he’d think about his counter offer but has yet to respond to it as of the time of making this report.