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Manual Transmission Foils Carjacking

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tinker_troy, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy [OP] VAN ENTHUSIAST

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    I think I posted once about how a manual transmission is a good anti-theft device since most people don't know how to drive one and now there is proof!
    Haha.


    Stick shift foils carjacking attempt
    BY STAN FINGER
    The Wichita Eagle
    WICHITA — A man's attempt to carjack a vehicle in south Wichita Tuesday night was foiled by an unexpected complication: He didn't know how to drive a stick shift.

    Police say a 20-year-old man had filled up his car at the QuikTrip at Seneca and 31st Street South and had returned to his vehicle when a stranger approached him at about 7:35 p.m.

    The stranger demanded that the victim surrender his car, and began to reach behind his back as if to produce a weapon, police said. The victim bolted from the car and ran toward the store, and the suspect got in and tried to drive off.

    But he didn't know how to work the manual transmission and the car stalled, police said, so he abandoned the car and ran east from the convenience store.

    Video surveillance captured the suspect climbing out of a maroon Ford Taurus prior to the incident, police said, and officers are now looking for that vehicle.
    Read more: http://www.kansas.com/2010/12/15/1634776/stick-shift-foils-carjacking-attempt.html#ixzz18ExDiqaY
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    WYOTAC

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    Bravo.... I love it. I don't regret getting a manual one bit.

    btw.... sweet WY sticker in the sig.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    Toph

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    I could see the victim yelling "asshole quit killing my transmission"
     

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