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Carjacker Stumped By Stick Shift

If you need one more reason to #SaveTheManuals then this is it. We’ve heard stories like this in the past where a carjacker’s attempt was foiled by the car’s row-your-own-gears shifter, and this one may just take the cake. According to the Chicago Tribune, a Chicago man attempted to steal a car at gunpoint in front of a credit union.

The car’s owner, who returned to the scene after making a payment on the vehicle at a nearby dealership, said Cox came up to the car and asked for a dollar, then demanded his keys as he displayed what appeared to be a handgun, police said.carjack manual transmission stick shiftOnce the car’s owner handed the keys to the carjacker, 23 year old Ladell T. Cox, Cox was immediately stumped by the presence of a manual transmission and demanded the car’s owner to drive him in the car he just carjacked. This allowed the car’s owner to get back into the driver seat and quickly drive away! In the meantime, witnesses inside the building called police about the carjacking attempt, and Cox was later arrested in the credit union’s parking lot.

(Source & Image: Chicago Tribune)

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