WWE’s Shelton Benjamin Rips Budget Car Rental For Leaving Loaded Gun In Car They Gave Him (TWEET)
Imagine renting a car like you’ve done hundreds of times and driving around for a few days, only to have a mini heart attack when a weapon that shouldn’t be there is found.
WWE star Shelton Benjamin knows that feeling after he opened the glove compartment to a car he recently rented and found a loaded gun inside.
He quickly took to twitter and blasted Budget Car Rental for “putting my reputation, freedom, and quite possibly my life in jeopardy.” He also noted that he had been driving the vehicle for four days.
Thank you @Budget (LIT) for your great service of putting my reputation, freedom and quite possibly my life in jeopardy I’ve unknowingly been driving your car around the last 4 days with a F’N LOADED GUN in the Glove compartment!! pic.twitter.com/NZj7GmtA8V
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) February 7, 2018
While this may not seem like a big deal to many, it is a huge deal when you realize the repercussions, especially when you consider the fact that Benjamin is a black man who had been driving around with an loaded, unlicensed weapon for several days.
Budget’s official Twitter account eventually replied to the situation:
Hi Shelton! We are truly sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation. We have turned this matter over to local law enforcement for an appropriate investigation. ~April
— Budget Car Rental (@Budget) February 7, 2018