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Manual transmission leaves carjackers on foot

Jan. 16, 2014 at 2:41 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Three men who attempted to steal a Massachusetts delivery driver's car found their getaway impeded by the manual transmission, police said.

Springfield police said the driver was stopped to drop off an order around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday when he was approached by three men, one of whom was armed with a knife, the Republican, Springfield, reported Thursday.

Sgt. John Delaney said the robbers took the food intended for the delivery and the driver's car keys.

"The trio jumped into his car and attempted to steal it, but not one of them knew how to drive a stick-shift car," he said.

Delaney said the men argued for a short time before fleeing on foot with the food.

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