Carjackers foiled by stick shift

Nov. 22, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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VALLEJO, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Police in California said three would-be carjackers were foiled because the vehicle they targeted had a manual transmission.

Vallejo police said the men, at least two of them armed with handguns, approached a man in front of his home around 7:10 p.m. Saturday while he was unloading groceries from his car, the Vallejo Times-Herald reported Monday.

Police said the attackers, each around 20 years old, forced the man to the ground and took the keys to his car, then fled after discovering they were unable to operate the stick shift.

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