2 Indy Car Drivers Robbed At Gunpoint In Taco Bell Drive-Thru

Source“Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon and former IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at a Taco Bell drive-thru Sunday in Indianapolis, according to a police report obtained by ESPN.

Dixon, his wife, Emma Davies-Dixon, and Franchitti were robbed at around 9:40 p.m. local time at the restaurant, which is located less than a mile from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hours earlier, Dixon set the fastest qualifying time in 21 years there.

Two males, ages 15 and 14, were arrested, according to the police report. Both were charged with robbery, while the 15-year-old was also charged with resisting law enforcement. The teenagers allegedly took credit cards as well as Davies-Dixon’s wallet and identification.

In the report, detectives said surveillance cameras showed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot before the robbery. About 30 minutes later, the report said, officers stopped the car and the passenger fled. He was apprehended by a police dog. One of the suspects was taken to Marion County Holding at Eskenazi Hospital while the other went to the local juvenile detention center. Police say one of the suspects was identified by one of the three robbery victims. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a changing decision. Dixon and Franchitti declined to comment to reporters Monday, while Chip Ganassi Racing released a statement saying the drivers are “completely fine.”


Usually a visit to Taco Bell is bringing you sheer bliss. Very rarely do you have to worry about shitting your pants before you actually consume a Cheesy Gordida Crunch with extra lava sauce, so I can imagine the level of shock Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon ran into last night. Not only do these guys have to worry about barreling into a wall going 250 MPH and smashing their pelvises into a thousand tiny pieces like so:

Apparently they also have to worry about getting a gun stuck in their faces while trying to enjoy an $8 meal. Imagine if they had gone somewhere much more upscale–say Arby’s–you think they would have had to deal with this bullshit? Absolutely not, piping hot roast beef and you’re on your way.


How about the sack on these kids too? Obviously major league novices in the armed robbery game, but I suppose you have to start somewhere. I imagine their total haul from the robbery was very similar to that episode of South Park when Hans Gruber and co. hold up a Burger King and make off with like 24 bucks and a few Whopper’s. You want to make the haul worth it? Go stand at the Hardee’s drive-thru or some place where people are forking over more cash, instantly double your spoils.


It also would have been pretty cool to see one of these Indy Car drivers put the pedal to the metal and pin these kids up against a concrete wall, or in-between another car.

Can’t really blame either of them though, I know I would’ve been shaken to my core had I just had an ice cold Baja Blast ripped out of my hands while some little prick waved a gun in my face.


Luckily no one got hurt and those scums got nabbed pretty quickly. It’s too bad Franchitti isn’t still married to Ashley Judd, I bet she would’ve definitely been able to handle this situation. I seem to remember her being a damn good shot in Double Jeopardy.

If Scott Dixon is going to win the Indy 500, he doesn’t have a choice but to get back on the horse and head to that Taco Bell again, you can’t let a couple of fucking punks strong arm you out of eating a Chalupa. He does that, and he might be housing tacos while dousing himself with milk come Sunday.

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