“I can verify that an incident did happen in Orleans Parish involving Mrs. Benson whereas she was in her car,” Bensel stated in a press release. “Whereas she was very shaken on the time, she was unhurt and is doing advantageous. She wished to ship her honest gratitude to the women and men of the New Orleans Police Division that responded so shortly and professionally. We can’t remark additional as that is an lively investigation.”
The New Orleans Police Division couldn’t establish Benson by identify. However they did verify they’re investigating an tried auto theft that occurred round 2:13 p.m. on October 10 on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans. And Bensel confirmed that was the incident in query.
In line with the NOPD, the sufferer was seated within the car when a truck, described as a white Nissan Titan, parked straight beside her car. One of many topics exited the Nissan Titan, and entered the sufferer’s car. 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.