Would be carjackers thwarted by stick shift

Police in Florida say two would-be carjackers almost got away with a vehicle in Ocala but didn't know how to drive a stick shift.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports the owner of a 2014 Toyota Corolla told police he was sitting in his car talking on his cell phone when a man with a gun tapped on the window. His accomplice was by the passenger side window.

Police then say the car thieves demanded the owner get out of the car and took his keys. The carjackers got in the car and the owner left the scene. He stopped another motorist down the road who called police.

But the carjackers couldn't move the car because it was a stick shift. The duo ran before police arrived, leaving the keys in the ignition.
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