Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson victim of attempted auto theft Uptown

Ruben Hill
October 16, 2020

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson was the victim of an attempted vehicle theft last Saturday afternoon but was unharmed, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed.

A Saints team spokesman confirmed the incident while New Orleans police didn't identify the victim in the details that were released, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Benson's rep issued a statement confirming the incident - adding, "while she was very shaken at the time, she was unharmed and is doing fine". According to TMZ, Benson was sitting in her auto, when all of a sudden, a man in a white Nissan Titan parked next to her and approached the vehicle. One of the suspects got out of the vehicle, got in Benson's vehicle and demanded she get out of the vehicle. The suspect then got out of Benson's vehicle, got back into the Nissan Titan and fled the scene.

The police are now in the midst of an investigation into the matter and are looking for the perpetrator.

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