BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS AND AMIE JUST | Staff
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson was seated in her car in Uptown last weekend when a man barged in and apparently tried to steal the vehicle, police and team officials confirmed Friday.
The man abandoned his plan when Benson screamed at him to get out, and investigators are now searching for a suspect.
Police released details about the encounter in a statement that didn’t identify Benson by name. But longtime Saints and Pelicans spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed she was the target of what police have classified as an attempted auto theft.
According to police, someone...