Akon experienced some legitimate car trouble while pumping gas at an Atlanta service station.
Just after midnight on May 25, the singer-rapper was filling up his SUV at a gas station when, according to police, someone jumped into the ride and sped off.
A police report says Akon was on the passenger side of his running Range Rover when the incident quickly occurred. He wasn't injured during the crime.
"It only takes a second for someone to jump in your vehicle and take off," an Atlanta Police Department rep told Fox 5 Atlanta. Since Akon's phone was in the car, authorities were able to track down the car using the "Find My iPhone" app.
Coincidentally, the theft occurred just one day after an Atlanta City Council member proposed legislation requiring all area service stations to mount cameras on individual fuel pumps.
"It [grand theft auto] is a common occurrence. It is not an anomaly," Natalyn Archibong said. "It is a significant enough crime and a consistent enough crime that it warrants this intervention."
In a twist of fortune, back in the early aughts Akon often spoke about serving more than three years in prison for his role in a "notorious" carjacking ring. However, those claims were largely debunked when the Smoking Gun published court records showing that Akon was arrested in 1998 for possession of a stolen BMW. He was then held in county jail for five months before prosecutors dropped all charges against him. There's no record of him serving prison time or being involved in a carjacking ring.