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Thieves attempt carjacking, can’t get away in a stick shift

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(Credit: KCPQ)

SEATTLE — Three men with a gun tried to carjack a 70-year-old woman outside her home but were unable to drive her car because it was a stick shift, according to KCPQ.

Nancy Fredrickson had returned home from buying things at a garage sale. She was removing her purchases when three young men approached her and told her to give them her keys.

Fredrickson threw her keys on the ground and the three men got in the car.

Once inside, the would-be carjackers realized Fredrickson’s Kia was a manual. None of them could figure out how to operate it.

“I could hear them trying,” Fredrickson said. “They put the keys in, they turned the lock, but they couldn’t figure out how to get it started.”

The three men eventually gave up and fled the scene. Surveillance cameras captured them fleeing but they have not yet been apprehended.


  • sinner 3

    You can’t make this stuff up ! The crooks are just getting dumber and dumber ! Shows the failure of the school system like little else can ! Dumbases !

    • 1A2B3C

      Although the criminals were pretty dumb. Their inability to drive a stick shift has nothing to do with the school system.

  • navy vet

    This is why I carry! Sad to sat that the vets of this country are still in war mode on hone soil!

  • A working parent

    This is funny. I know the woman was probably scared to death to start with but she had to get some satisfaction after realizing they could not get the car started. Crooks get stupider everyday.

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