The celebrity lift is said to highlight a growing trend in the Atlanta area.
A car owned by Queen Latifah was reportedly stolen at a gas pump in Fulton County, Georgia.
The driver alleges that a white BMW pulled up beside the vehicle while he was pumping gas. As he finished filling the tank, he claims to have heard the engine start before S63 sped off.
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Police are said to have located the vehicle at an apartment complex in Southwest Atlanta, where the car was abandoned with fruit punch and lemonade bottles left inside by the alleged thieves.
A Fox 5 report suggests the bold method represents a growing trend among car thieves.