He went from one of the best moments in his life to one of his worst. After Scott Dixon cruised his way to the pole position of the 2017 Indianapolis 500 on May 21, he found himself at the end of a gun, being robbed at a Taco Bell!
All Scott Dixon, 36, wanted was to get a bite to eat. What he nearly wound up eating was a lead bullet, as he, his wife Emma Davies-Dixon, and former IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti, 44, were stuck up at a Taco Bell in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 21, according to Fox 59. The robbery took place at 10:00 PM ET, right after Scott went through the Taco Bell drive-thru lane. Two males allegedly “robbed them at gunpoint” at the West 16th Street Location, before fleeing north on Berwick Avenue on foot.
Two teenagers, ages 14 and 15, were later arrested in connection with the robbery. Whether or not they were the two alleged armed robbers is unknown. Thankfully, there were no reports in this heist. Phew. While this was a scary incident, it could have been much, much worse. It’s a shame Scott wasn’t driving his No. 9 NTT Data Honda. He could have easily driven away from the robbers.
All joking aside, it’s great news that Scott, Emma and Dario are okay. Scott’s 2017 Indy 500 run may have been over before it began. The alleged robbery happened four hours after arguably the best all-around IndyCar driver crushed the rest of the competition to take the pole position for the 101st Indy500. Scott qualified with a four-lap average of 232.164 miles per hour. Ed Carpenter, who qualified second, came in at 231.664 mph. Alexander Ross, the defending Indianapolis 500 champion, came in at third with 231.487 mph.
“It feels so good,” Scott Dixon told ABC’s Rick DeBruhl following his front-row qualifying run, according to NBC Sport. “I did have to lift, but that first lap was just huge. This season has started so great. The emotions are so crazy. Hopefully we can repeat 2008, when we won from pole.” Scott had no idea just how crazy as his day would be, as he ended his Sunday surviving an armed robbery. Here’s hoping he stays out of any more trouble before the race on May 28. Perhaps he should just order delivery instead?
Are you excited to see the Indy 500, HollywoodLifers? Can you believe that Scott was robbed at a Taco Bell?