Stick Shift Thwarts Would-Be Car Thief Waving what appeared to be a gun, a man in Utah slid behind the wheel of a car and then left without it. He realized he wouldn't get away with his crime — he didn't know how to drive a stick.
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Stick Shift Thwarts Would-Be Car Thief

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Stick Shift Thwarts Would-Be Car Thief

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Waving what appeared to be a gun, a man in Utah slid behind the wheel of a car and then left without it. He realized he wouldn't get away with his crime — he didn't know how to drive a stick.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a successful deterrent to car theft. A man in West Valley City, Utah, tried to steal a car. KUTV reports he approached a driver just as he was climbing in. Waving what appeared to be a gun, the carjacker slid behind the wheel, and it was then that the would-be thief realized he could never get away with this crime. He ran away without the vehicle, which he could not drive because it was a stick shift. It's MORNING EDITION.

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