New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson's screams stopped a man from attempting to steal her vehicle last week in uptown New Orleans, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Benson was at the wheel of her vehicle and stopped last Saturday around 2:13 p.m. when a man in a white Nissan Titan pulled up next to her and got into her vehicle, a NOPD release stated.
"The victim (Benson) ordered the subject out of her vehicle," the release said. "The subject exited the victim's vehicle, re-entered the Nissan Titan and fled the scene."
Benson then called police.
NOPD did not identify the victim as Benson, but Saints spokesman Greg Bensel did on Friday.
"I can confirm that an incident did occur involving Mrs. Benson while she was in her vehicle," Bensel said. "While she was very shaken at the time, she was unharmed and is doing fine. She wanted to send her sincere gratitude to the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department that responded so quickly and professionally."
Bensel said he could have no other comment because the incident is being investigated.
Benson became principal owner of both the Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans after her husband, Tom Benson, died in 2018.