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Report: Saints owner Benson target in attempted vehicle theft

Benson was inside the car
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Posted at 12:39 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 13:55:17-04

Last week, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson was the target of an attempted car theft.

According to Nola.com Benson was in her vehicle in Uptown New Orleans last weekend when a man entered the car and attempted to steal it. The theft was not successful, they say, with the man retreating when Benson yelled at him to get out.

Police say they are now searching for the suspect in that case. Benson was not identified as the target of the theft but a spokesperson for the Saints and Pelican's confirmed to Nola.com that Benson was in fact the victim in this case.

Police say that during the incident someone parked a white Nissan Titan directly next to Benson's car in the 6200 block of South Claiborne Avenue about 2:15 p.m. last Saturday, Oct. 10. A man emerged from the Titan and got into Benson's car, police said.
The man got back into the Titan and fled when Benson ordered him out of her car, police said.

Benson was not harmed.

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