Terrible, sad situation.
Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson was victim of an auto theft incident in New Orleans while she was in her car.
Thankfully she’s okay and thanks @NOPDNews
More soon on @wdsu
— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) October 16, 2020
New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson was the victim of attempted auto theft last weekend, reported WDSU’s Fletcher Mackel. Few details have been clarified about the incident yet, though Mackel added that Benson was in her car at the time.
Saints senior vice president of communications Greg Bensel announced that, “While she was very shaken at the time, she was unharmed and is doing fine.” Bensel also said that there is an ongoing investigation from the New Orleans police department.
Nola.com’s Ramon Antonio Vargas and Amie Just reported that the attempted theft happened on Oct. 10, across the street from Tulane University.
It’s a wild story, and it’s very fortunate that Benson escaped injury or other threats to her well-being. Stay tuned for any new developments.