More bad news continues to arise in Hollywood as 2016 quickly comes to an end. On December 20, Queen Latifah‘s Mercedes-Benz S63 was stolen at a Shell gas station on Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Fulton County, Georgia. The thieves hijacked the vehicle while the Newark native’s driver (Latifah was not in the car) was pumping gas.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, a male driver was putting gas into the 2015 luxury car in South Fulton County when a white BMW pulled beside him. At that moment the thief hopped out of the car and into the Mercedes-Benz, ultimately speeding off with it.
Apparently gas station robberies have turned into quite a trend in the area: criminals would wait for unsuspecting customers to pump their gas and quickly take off with their car or steal items from inside the car.
Fulton County Police were able to identify the 46-year-old Emmy Award winner as the owner of the car and eventually found the Mercedes in Southwest Atlanta. Three males were spotted near the vehicle, as well as, the white BMW and a Dodge Charger.
Latifah (real name Dana Owens) reportedly inspected the vehicle to see if anything else was missing. The thieves got a little sloppy with the robbery, leaving behind lemonade and fruit punch bottles. Police are still searching for the thieves.
This isn’t the first time Latifah, who currently plays a leading role in Fox’s new music drama Star, dealt with carjackers. According to The New York Times, “in July 1995, two teenagers stole the rapper’s 1995 BMW 740i and shot her bodyguard and then-boyfriend Sean Moon in the stomach. Ricardo Rodriguez, 18, and Rashin Fortune, 16, were later arrested and charged with attempted murder and carjacking after Latifah identified them in a lineup at Harlem’s 28th Precinct.”