Saints Owner Gayle Benson Stopped Attempted Carjacking, Cops Confirm
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Saints owner Gayle Benson thwarted an attempted vehicle theft in New Orleans last weekend and the team says she's "very shaken" over the incident...

Cops say someone in a white Nissan Titan pulled up next to her around 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 10 ... and tried to get into her car.

Cops have NOT said what kind of car Benson was in at the time of the incident -- but she's a billionaire, so we imagine it was nice.

Officials are convinced the man intended to steal Benson's car.

But, when the man entered Benson's vehicle, according to, Gayle screamed at him -- and ordered him to exit immediately, which he did.

Cops say the man got back into his Nissan Titan and fled the scene.

Cops were called ... and while an investigation has been launched, no arrests have been made at this point.

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."

"She wanted to send her sincere gratitude to the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department that responded so quickly and professionally."

Cops are asking anyone with information to come forward or hit up the Crimestoppers hotline at 504-822-1111.
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She thanked the cops? Malcom Jenkins is crying.
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Why doesn’t she have a driver? I would volunteer
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She’s lying
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That was nice of him to get out like she ordered
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There are video cameras everywhere, unless she was down in the lower 9th trying to buy cocaine. They can release the video anytime. If they don't, we know what she was doing
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He wasn’t real dedicated of telling him to get out actually works!
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Nah. Dude saw it was Gayle and peaced out. Smart man.
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Nobody is safe in New Orleans.
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This guys needs to be identified... so that the players can wear his name on their helmets.
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You're a fukking idiot
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Billionaire's cars are not self locking?
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