Manuals Save! Thieves Thwarted by Third Pedal

Spread the love

They say that the best anti-theft device you can install on your car is a manual transmission, and that point was proven earlier this week.

A press release from Nashville’s police department indicates that two teens (ages 15 and 17) attempted to carjack two cars over the course of an evening before being arrested.

The thieves, it must be said, were not the brightest bulbs. Their first failed attempt at a carjacking happened just after 6:00 pm. They tried to pull a woman from car after she refused to get out of her car. The woman leaned on the horn and began yelling before the teens ran away.

About an hour later, as a woman was walking away from her car and into a grocery store, the teens grabbed her keys out of her hands and ran towards the car.

They jumped into the car and tried to make off with it. Then, as the release says, “they exited the car and fled on foot, apparently unable to drive a manual transmission.”

The teens were picked up a little later after being spotted by officers. They are being charged in Juvenile Court with attempted robbery/carjacking, theft of property, and attempted theft of a vehicle.

And although it should be noted that this was likely a genuinely terrifying experience for the victims, when we save the manuals, the manuals save us.

[via: The Drive]

The post Manuals Save! Thieves Thwarted by Third Pedal appeared first on VWVortex.


VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE
Author: Sebastien Bell

They say that the best anti-theft device you can install on your car is a manual transmission, and that point was proven earlier this week. A press release from Nashville’s police department indicates that two teens (ages 15 and 17) attempted to carjack two cars over the course of an evening before being arrested. The thieves, […]

The post Manuals Save! Thieves Thwarted by Third Pedal appeared first on VWVortex.

Author: administrator