Queen Latifah was the most recent victim in a new crime trend where criminals sneak into the driver’s seat while a person is pumping gas and then take off in their car.
Fox 5 Atlanta reports that the crime occurred Dec. 20 at a Shell gas station in Fulton County Georgia while another person was driving Queen Latifah’s 2015 Mercedes Benz S63. In the report, police said the driver got out of the car and was pumping gas when a white BMW pulled next to him. The man heard the vehicle start and when he turned he saw Ms. Latifah’s vehicle being driven away.
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Police identified Queen Latifah as the car’s owner under her real name, Dana Owens. The Fulton County officers tracked the Mercedes to an apartment complex parked near a white BMW, as well as a Dodge Charger similar to one reported stolen from College Park.
When the vehicle was returned to Queen Latifah there was lemonade and fruit punch bottles inside it that the thieves had left.
Fulton County Police are still searching for the culprits.