“Fran Theft Auto” – Travis frontman fights off carjacker in L.A

TRAVIS frontman Fran Healy has revealed that he managed to flee a carjacking in downtown Los Angeles.

The Scots musician stated a person tried to pull him out of his automobile window this morning whereas he was within the automobile park space at his studio.

The 49-year-old bought a fortunate escape after punching his attacker and managing to flee.

Travis entrance man Fran Healy needed to battle off the carjacker. Credit score: Fran Healy

Healy, who grew up in Glasgow however has been dwelling in Los Angeles for 5 years, let his followers know in regards to the incident on Twitter this morning.

Posting to his 47,000 followers, Healy stated: “Nearly bought carjacked contained in the parking facility of my studio. Man! That was shut.

“Enormous man tried to drag me out my automobile window. Managed to get away. DTLA (downtown Los Angeles) is psychological.

“Because the adrenaline dissipates, my proper hand is hurting like I punched a wall. I hooked the man actually onerous within the face just a few occasions whereas he was all in my window.

“He didn’t flinch. Didn’t even register it. I used to be like ‘Aww balls’.”

Regardless of the scary expertise, the singer-songwriter seems to be in good spirits, writing: “Potential headline tomorrow ‘Fran Theft Auto’?”

Travis followers weighed in to point out help for the musician, with one individual even suggesting Healy returns again to Scotland for his personal security.

A Twitter person stated: “Oh my Fran, I hope you’re okay. What a horrible expertise. Please take care.”

One other replied: “He was there chasing automobiles. Ah bugger, improper band! Hope you’re alright mate. LA could be a bizarre place at the most effective of occasions.”

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A 3rd commented: “Jeez. So sorry to listen to that, and so glad you’re okay.”

A fourth added: “That’s simply loopy. Get the ice pack out.”

And a fifth stated: “Get tae Glesga the place it’s protected.”

Healy has acted because the lead singer and lyricist for Travis since 1991 after being requested to audition by the band’s drummer Neil Primrose.

A number of the band’s greatest hits embody Why Does It At all times Rain On Me? and Sing.

Healy has lived in Los Angeles with spouse Nora and son Clay since 2016, after transferring there from Berlin.

While dwelling in Berlin he was sufferer of one other vehicle-related crime when his “beloved” Volkswagen campervan was taken from exterior a TV studio.

The musician has not had the most effective of luck since transferring to the US’s most populous state.

In 2020, he slammed his “horrible” neighbour, who started building of a home subsequent door to his peaceable dwelling in 2016, with work ongoing for 4 years.

The singer complained of the person’s rudeness, noise beginning at 7am every morning and the truth that he had torn down a fence between the houses.

Healy has since offered that dwelling however was then “mauled” by a dachshund in October final yr.

He took to Twitter on the time detailing how he had tried to save lots of the dachshund, which was making a break from the scene of a automobile crash in LA.

Nevertheless, when he tried to choose the pooch up, it “mauled the s**t” out of his left hand.

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The canine then managed to slide freed from his grasp and darted away.