The New Orleans Police Division didn’t establish Benson by title in a press release to The Washington Put up, however confirmed the tried auto theft occurred Saturday round 2:13 p.m. Central time when a car described as a white Nissan Titan parked subsequent to a car with the Benson seated inside. Then, a topic “described as a black male with facial hair, exited the Nissan Titan, and entered the sufferer’s car” earlier than “the sufferer ordered the topic out of her car. The topic exited the sufferer’s car, re-entered the Nissan Titan, and fled the scene.”
Police had not recognized any suspects as of Friday.
Benson was within the again seat of her automotive whereas her driver entered a enterprise close to the car, according to NOLA.com.
A New Orleans native, Benson assumed management of the Saints and Pelicans after her husband Tom Benson died in 2018. Tom Benson bought the Saints in 1985 and the Pelicans in 2012 after they had been often known as the Hornets.
In 2015, Tom began a bitter household dispute when he broke off a deliberate succession of his Saints possession to his daughter and two grandchildren and made Gayle, to whom had he been married since 2004, the only real inheritor. His daughter and grandchildren took him to court docket to assert he was mentally unfit to handle his affairs however he was declared competent by the court docket.
A settlement of nonvoting shares of the Saints and Pelicans was reached between Tom Benson and his daughter and grandchildren in 2017.