Last week, Queen Latifah became a victim of an unfortunate crime trend that has plagued Atlantans this holiday season.
Thieves stole the rapper and actress’ car from a south Fulton County gas station on December 20.
— Jaclyn Schultz (@JaclynFOX5Vegas) December 27, 2016
Via Fox 5 Atlanta:
Fulton County Police said another driver was driving Queen Latifah’s vehicle alone when someone stole her car. The ordeal happened on the evening of December 20, at the Shell gas station on Fulton Industrial Boulevard.
Police said, in their report, the driver of the 2015 Mercedes Benz S63 was pumping gas when a white BMW pulled up beside him, then he heard the vehicle ignition start and saw Ms. Latifah’s vehicle speed off.
Police then made contact with the owner of the vehicle, identified by Queen Latifah’s real name, Dana Owens.
Police said Atlanta officers tracked down the vehicle to an apartment complex on McDaniels Street in Southwest Atlanta; security said they spotted three males near the vehicle, as well as a white BMW and another Dodge Charger (a similar vehicle was reported stolen in College Park).
Police said in their report, Ms. Owens inspected the recovered vehicle, and found lemonade and fruit punch bottles left behind by the thieves.
Queen Latifah has been in the city shooting Lee Daniels‘ new Fox series, “Star.”
Wherever you are…please be extra careful and pay close attention to your surroundings at all times.
Also, lock your car when you get out to pump gas!