Grand Theft Auto 5 Random Events Guide

Grand Theft Auto 5 Random Events Guide
The world of San Andreas is filled with desperate civilians seeking aid and although you may think the pay is slim, there’s some pretty snazzy rewards waiting just around the corner. This Grand Theft Auto 5 Random Events Guide will list all of the currently discovered random events, their location (if viable) and reward. I began writing this a little late into the game as I didn’t expect the random events to actually include non-random events. So if you have any information to help complete the guide please post in the comments. The article will be updated and your name will be credited.

Random Event: Regular Robbery
Guide: These happen throughout Los Santos. You’ll receive 10% of the amount stolen if you return it to the victim.
Location: Los Santos
Reward: Cash

Random Event: Ranting Old Lady
Guide: Just turn up and listen, that’s all there is to see here.
Location: Los Santos, near the Hollywood Stars type walkway.
Reward: N/A

Random Event: Zombie
Guide: The zombie asks if you want to take a picture with him. Nothing else can be done here.
Location: Los Santos
Reward: N/A

Random Event: Saving The Construction Worker
Guide: I came across this when getting a Taxi to the final assassination mission. A construction worker becomes trapped by falling pipes and you need to use the nearby bulldozer to clear them. Do not get out after clearing the pipes as you’ll burn and die. Hence not being able to provide reward information.
Location: At a construction site in Los Santos. More information needed.
Reward: N/A

Random Event: Retrieving Stolen Bike
Guide: You’ll notice a young man has just had his bike stolen. Kill or ram the thief to retrieve the bike before returning to the man. He’ll call you later with a surprising reward.
Location: Los Santos. More information needed.
Reward: $100,000 in AnimalArk bonds
Contributor: Full Throttle

Random Event: Retrieving Stolen Car
Guide: Similar to the bike, but this time it’s a young lady. It turns out shes a majority stake holder in a popular clothing brand.
Location: Los Santos. More information needed.
Reward: Most expensive suit delivered to your wardrobe.
Contributor: Full Throttle

Random Event: Scorned Lover
Guide: Near Franklin’s house in Vinewood. You’ll see a woman throwing her boyfriends clothes onto the driveway. Stop to assist before dropping him at the golf club.
Location: Los Santos, Vinewood. More information needed.
Reward: Unlock extra golf opponent

Random Event: Saving Antonia Bottino.
Guide: Kill the two men attempting to bury Antonia and then drive her to her contact in Vinewood.
Location: North Western peninsula Paleto Cove, just North of the lower Cable Car. I discovered it shortly after the nearby Strangers & Freaks mission for Franklin. It’s about 50% into the game.
Reward: $60,000

Random Event: Ambush
Guide: You’ll be jumped by 3 gang members after a women asks for assistance with a mugging.
Location: Near the old oil derelicts / Random
Reward: Get whatever cash they drop. No cops called (for me at least)
Contributor: Full Throttle

Random Event: Pharmacy Robbery
Guide: Two guys (one with a very familiar accent) who ask you to grab a getaway car. Grab a 4 door car, pick up the crooks and lose the wanted level.
Location: The pharmacy near Franklin’s Aunt’s house
Reward: Packie Mcreary as a possible heist crew member
Contributor: Paul Bradshaw

Random Event: Car Rescue
Guide: I picked her up and took her to a safe house in Sandy Shores
Location: Driving N and W along the main highway in the NE of the map near where one lane goes into a tunnel
Reward: A getaway driver in future heists.
Contributor: Shinigamiwrath

Random Event: Trevor Ambush
Guide: When you approach it, you get ambushed from behind by a man who tazes you. You wake up in your underwear on train tracks with a train coming right for you. I’ve heard you might be able to shoot the man before he stuns you, but I wasn’t able to.
Location: In the Grand Senora Desert/Sandy Shores area as Trevor, you can find an abandoned car.
Reward: N/A
Contributor: Gram

Random Event: Trevor Ambush
Guide: There is a guy in a broken down “rental car” he needs to get to the airport terminal fast. you have like 3 min to get him there
Location: Guy near the house you have to assassinate the guy in from the BFI mission (torture mission) { i cant be any more vague can i?} Left side of the map.
Reward: $150
Contributor: Full Throttle

Random Event: Drug Deal Gone Bad
Guide: 3 guys are shot but still alive, kill them, pick up the case.
Location: In Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness to the NW of the 3 parachutes on your map a drug deal gone bad.
Reward: $25,000
Contributor: Ken De Haeck

If I discover more random events, I’ll be sure to include them here. If you have any additional information, please leave a comment below.

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  • FullThr0ttle21

    The location for me was one block south and one block north of the Taxi Company you can buy as Franklin

    Random Event: Retrieving Stolen Bike

    Guide: You’ll notice a young man has just had his bike stolen. Kill or ram the thief to retrieve the bike before returning to the man. He’ll call you later with a surprising reward.

    Location: Los Santos.

    Reward: $100,000 in AnimalArk bonds

  • FullThr0ttle21

    Random Event: Retrieving Stolen Bike

    The location for me was one block south and one block north of the Taxi Company you can buy as Franklin

  • FullThr0ttle21

    Random Event: Retrieving Stolen Car

    Location for me: It’s a bright Pink car going towards the top of the map of the left hand side (highway) she was directly across from the diner that you can purchase as a business, you can shoot the car and driver but if you destroy it she gets kinda pissy.

    • CaptainCamper

      Thanks again dude, you’re a star. Updated and credited 🙂

  • FullThr0ttle21

    Random Event: Retrieving Stolen Car

    Location for me: It’s a bright Pink car going towards the top of the map of the left hand side (highway) she was directly across from the diner that you can purchase as a business, you can shoot the car and driver but if you destroy it she gets kinda pissy.

    • CaptainCamper

      Thanks again dude, you’re a star. Updated and credited 🙂

  • FullThr0ttle21

    Last one for tonight: near the old oil derelicts there is a woman who asks you to help her because a guy is beating up a woman.
    result: 3 gang bangers jump you
    guide: Kill the gang bangers
    reward: get whatever cash they drop. No cops called (for me at least)

    • CaptainCamper

      Thanks again dude. Updated and credited 😀

  • FullThr0ttle21

    Last one for tonight: near the old oil derelicts there is a woman who asks you to help her because a guy is beating up a woman.
    result: 3 gang bangers jump you
    guide: Kill the gang bangers
    reward: get whatever cash they drop. No cops called (for me at least)

    • CaptainCamper

      Thanks again dude. Updated and credited 😀

  • me

    Random Event: Saving Antonia Bottino.

    after saving her will her father Sonny call you to do missions with him or is it just a money reward??

    • CaptainCamper

      I’ve played for probably 5-8 hours after that point. I’ve yet to have anything else outside of the cash reward.

      • me

        ok thanx for answer

      • me

        ok thanx for answer

    • FullThr0ttle21

      I got a cash reward call shortly after no other communication either. cheers!

  • me

    Random Event: Saving Antonia Bottino.

    after saving her will her father Sonny call you to do missions with him or is it just a money reward??

    • CaptainCamper

      I’ve played for probably 5-8 hours after that point. I’ve yet to have anything else outside of the cash reward.

      • me

        ok thanx for answer

    • FullThr0ttle21

      I got a cash reward call shortly after no other communication either. cheers!

  • SayWhutBich

    cant find the antonia saving event.

    Can you do it with franklin? or other char because i cant find it driving me crazy

    • CaptainCamper

      Lol, that pic! 😀

      I done it with Franklin. I had actually just completed the nearby Freaks and Strangers side mission. As I left I noticed the event nearby.

      • SayWhutBich

        lmao,

        well i will try again when i passed 50 %,

        btw when i give the bike back to the dude he doesnt give me 100k in stock, he says thnx i say got thhat old repo feelling in me again and thats it.. , is he gonna call or do i have bad luck :/

        • CaptainCamper

          He calls you and tells you later 😀

          • SayWhutBich

            thnx dude 😀

          • SayWhutBich

            i did the bike chhallenge tho, is that saving antonia on the beach or in the woods?

          • CaptainCamper

            In the woods. As you finish the race it’s a short distance to your right

          • mayora13

            Its been days and no call so far. I received a call from a none contact and I canceled by mistake. Could that be it?

  • SayWhutBich

    cant find the antonia saving event.

    Can you do it with franklin? or other char because i cant find it driving me crazy

    • CaptainCamper

      Lol, that pic! 😀

      I done it with Franklin. I had actually just completed the nearby Freaks and Strangers side mission. As I left I noticed the event nearby.

      • SayWhutBich

        lmao,

        well i will try again when i passed 50 %,

        btw when i give the bike back to the dude he doesnt give me 100k in stock, he says thnx i say got thhat old repo feelling in me again and thats it.. , is he gonna call or do i have bad luck :/

        • CaptainCamper

          He calls you and tells you later 😀

          • SayWhutBich

            thnx dude 😀

          • SayWhutBich

            i did the bike chhallenge tho, is that saving antonia on the beach or in the woods?

          • CaptainCamper

            In the woods. As you finish the race it’s a short distance to your right

          • mayora13

            Its been days and no call so far. I received a call from a none contact and I canceled by mistake. Could that be it?

  • Shinigamiwrath

    I had Trevor driving N and W along the main highway in the NE of the map near where one lane goes into a tunnel. There was an overturned car and a woman (can’t remember her name) in the central reservation. I picked her up and took her to a safe house in Sandy Shores, and she can become a getaway driver in future heists.

    • CaptainCamper

      Not sure I’d want a getaway driver that over turned their car 😀 lol Thanks for the info. Added and credited!

      • Shinigamiwrath

        Her accomplice apparently pulled a knife on her at 100mph and she spun the car off the road.

  • Shinigamiwrath

    I had Trevor driving N and W along the main highway in the NE of the map near where one lane goes into a tunnel. There was an overturned car and a woman (can’t remember her name) in the central reservation. I picked her up and took her to a safe house in Sandy Shores, and she can become a getaway driver in future heists.

    • CaptainCamper

      Not sure I’d want a getaway driver that over turned their car 😀 lol Thanks for the info. Added and credited!

      • Shinigamiwrath

        Her accomplice apparently pulled a knife on her at 100mph and she spun the car off the road.

  • Paul Bradshaw

    Minor spoilers:
    Location :The pharmacy near Franklin’s Aunt’s house is being robbed by two guys (one with a very familiar accent) who ask you to grab a getaway car.
    Guide: Grab a 4 door car, pick up the crooks and lose the wanted level.
    Reward: Packie Mcreary as a possible heist crew member.

    • CaptainCamper

      Cheers for the info Paul. Bit of a shame I missed the ones with new crew members 🙁 Added and credited! 😀

  • Paul Bradshaw

    Minor spoilers:
    Location :The pharmacy near Franklin’s Aunt’s house is being robbed by two guys (one with a very familiar accent) who ask you to grab a getaway car.
    Guide: Grab a 4 door car, pick up the crooks and lose the wanted level.
    Reward: Packie Mcreary as a possible heist crew member.

    • CaptainCamper

      Cheers for the info Paul. Bit of a shame I missed the ones with new crew members 🙁 Added and credited! 😀

  • FullThr0ttle21

    Guy near the house you have to assassinate the guy in from the BFI mission (torture mission) { i cant be any more vague can i?} Left side of the map.

    there is a guy in a broken down “rental car” he needs to get to the airport terminal fast. you have like 3 min to get him there. reward: $150

    • CaptainCamper

      Thanks again dude! Added and credited

      • Fortress Maximus

        FYI this guy talks about being a Liberty City “numbers guy” and gives you a stock tip as he exits the car at the airport. Can’t remember for sure, but I think it was Tinkle. I invested immediately and made about 50% profit after a few game days IIRC.

  • FullThr0ttle21

    Guy near the house you have to assassinate the guy in from the BFI mission (torture mission) { i cant be any more vague can i?} Left side of the map.

    there is a guy in a broken down “rental car” he needs to get to the airport terminal fast. you have like 3 min to get him there. reward: $150

    • CaptainCamper

      Thanks again dude! Added and credited

      • Fortress Maximus

        FYI this guy talks about being a Liberty City “numbers guy” and gives you a stock tip as he exits the car at the airport. Can’t remember for sure, but I think it was Tinkle. I invested immediately and made about 50% profit after a few game days IIRC.

  • Tj Kollett

    I just did the one where you save Antonia Bottino…. got the call and the 60k…. then I at some point I loaded the game to my last auto save… it was before I got the 60k but now I cant find her again…. any additional info on where she is? Like you I came across it after doing the triathalon thing.

  • Tj Kollett

    I just did the one where you save Antonia Bottino…. got the call and the 60k…. then I at some point I loaded the game to my last auto save… it was before I got the 60k but now I cant find her again…. any additional info on where she is? Like you I came across it after doing the triathalon thing.

  • Gram

    In the Grand Senora Desert/Sandy Shores area as Trevor, you can find an abandoned car. When you approach it, you get ambushed from behind by a man who tazes you. You wake up in your underwear on train tracks with a train coming right for you. I’ve heard you might be able to shoot the man before he tazes you, but I wasn’t able to.

    • CaptainCamper

      Cheers Gram! Added and credited

  • Gram

    In the Grand Senora Desert/Sandy Shores area as Trevor, you can find an abandoned car. When you approach it, you get ambushed from behind by a man who tazes you. You wake up in your underwear on train tracks with a train coming right for you. I’ve heard you might be able to shoot the man before he tazes you, but I wasn’t able to.

    • CaptainCamper

      Cheers Gram! Added and credited

  • waitinggame

    Once i drove in the vinewood village around midnight, and saw about 3 men abducting a women into the van and drove away. i tried to ram the van but they shoot me hard and i’m dead. So i think it might be a good reward if we help kidnapped victim succesfully.

    And today I played as trevor, looking for some new haircut – but when i approach the barber’s front door i heard the man shouting like they tried to rob the barber shop. So i enter the store and they pointed the gun at me and told me not to move before they leave the store in the getaway car. I drive followed them, killed them on the road. But all i found is nothing 🙁

    • Gram

      I think I got this one today. You rescue her from the back of the van and drop her off at a house in Chumash. On the way, a few guys on motorcycles try to chase you down.

  • waitinggame

    Once i drove in the vinewood village around midnight, and saw about 3 men abducting a women into the van and drove away. i tried to ram the van but they shoot me hard and i’m dead. So i think it might be a good reward if we help kidnapped victim succesfully.

    And today I played as trevor, looking for some new haircut – but when i approach the barber’s front door i heard the man shouting like they tried to rob the barber shop. So i enter the store and they pointed the gun at me and told me not to move before they leave the store in the getaway car. I drive followed them, killed them on the road. But all i found is nothing 🙁

    • Gram

      I think I got this one today. You rescue her from the back of the van and drop her off at a house in Chumash. On the way, a few guys on motorcycles try to chase you down.

  • LAblak22

    In West Vinewood, right of Tequi-la-la, you can meet Impotent Rage. 😛

  • LAblak22

    In West Vinewood, right of Tequi-la-la, you can meet Impotent Rage. 😛

  • Ken De Haeck

    In Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness to the NW of the 3 parachutes on your map a drugdeal gone bad. 3 guys are shot but still alive, kill them, pick up the case and get an easy 25k

    • CaptainCamper

      Cheers Ken, added and credited! 😀

  • Ken De Haeck

    In Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness to the NW of the 3 parachutes on your map a drugdeal gone bad. 3 guys are shot but still alive, kill them, pick up the case and get an easy 25k

    • CaptainCamper

      Cheers Ken, added and credited! 😀

  • Lucia Green

    if you fail a random event is their a way to redo it

    • CaptainCamper

      Not that I’ve seen Lucia

    • Gram

      Many of them can be encountered again. I’ve personally had a number of random events that I failed reoccur, like the construction one and several of the ones where you have to pick up and drop off somebody.

  • Lucia Green

    if you fail a random event is their a way to redo it

    • CaptainCamper

      Not that I’ve seen Lucia

    • Gram

      Many of them can be encountered again. I’ve personally had a number of random events that I failed reoccur, like the construction one and several of the ones where you have to pick up and drop off somebody.

  • I had one where a women was hiding behind a studio van, like an RV. She was famous and was avoiding a group of paparazzi. She jumps in your car and you just have to escape.
    I’m not sure where, but it was only recent so I’ll check the save point if need be.

    (It was fairly near the zombie guy down an alley way.)

  • Minnesota Burns

    Im trying to figure out what just happened.
    playing as Michael off of the McKenzie airfield, random event shows up, its an abandoned van… as I get out of my car I get shot with something and hear voices talking, wake up in the morning on the train tracks, my clothes are missing….
    You couldn’t make this stuff up, what the fuck happened??

  • Minnesota Burns

    Im trying to figure out what just happened.
    playing as Michael off of the McKenzie airfield, random event shows up, its an abandoned van… as I get out of my car I get shot with something and hear voices talking, wake up in the morning on the train tracks, my clothes are missing….
    You couldn’t make this stuff up, what the fuck happened??

  • LYRIATHAN

    Is it possible to rdoe the Antonia mission I accidentally killed her