Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell
- Author: Julie Sanders May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 2:10
It started off well enough, as he won the pole position for the upcoming Indianapolis 500 with the fastest qualifying time in the last 21 years.
The suspects, two teenagers age 15 and 16, were later arrested.
The teens are listed as 14 years old and 15 years old in the IMPD report.
"While they were ordering with their windows down, two guys approached at gun point, they held a gun at Dixon's head and asked him for his wallet and his phone", Kanaan said. "You'd never think that'd happen to us here", he told Newshub.
Dixon and Franchitti did not speak with reporters Monday.
Police responded to the robbery, found the suspects' vehicle. "I'm glad they're OK, and now I can make fun of them". He was apprehended by a police dog. He is scheduled to be on the series' media tour in Toronto on Tuesday, where he is likely to be peppered with questions about what happened.
Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti has been robbed at gunpoint at a fast food restaurant in the USA along with team mate Scott Dixon.
"The victims stated 2 (black males) robbed them at gunpoint and fled north on Berwick (Avenue) on foot", the police report stated.
The competition has been hailed the most famous event in the Verizon IndyCar US motor racing series. Franchitti has made it to the winner's circle three times.
The racing driver who is on pole position for the Indianapolis 500 this weekend has been robbed at gunpoint.
Dixon, a four-time IndyCar series victor, hasn't commented since the incident.
Dixon last won the 500 in 2008 and Franchitti, a three-time Indy victor, retired from racing in 2013 after breaking his back in a serious crash.