Sometimes luck smiles on people in different ways. Recently, a car owner nearly lost his car but was saved because the car thief apparently couldn’t drive the manual gear of the car.
Some days back, in Concord, California, a man who owned the manual gear or stick shift-equipped car opened its driver’s side door mid-heist to find the suspect sitting in its passenger seat. He then ordered the car’s owner at gunpoint to drive him to an “undisclosed location”; dumped the owner and tried to take off in the car alone; then, fled on foot, presumably because he couldn’t figure out how to operate the transmission.
A man driving a manual transmission equipped car
If only all car thieves would be this dull, car owners will be having a great breather.