Koreatown Thief Tries To Steal Stick Shift Car, Can’t Drive It

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Photo by David Silverman//Getty Images

If your shady profession of choice is stealing cars, one would assume you’d have mastery of all types of cars.

But a man trying to steal a manual transmission car early Sunday morning in Koreatown got caught after the stick-shift car “bucked” right in front of police officers says LAist.

“Officers saw the guy driving a stick shift — like he didn’t know how to drive a stick shift,” Sgt. J Kevany said to CBS Los Angeles.  “He made eye contact with the officers and drove away.”

The man continued to try to drive it, gave up, and then got out of the car and ran. Three hours later, he was apprehended.

In this case, zen mind beginners mind did not apply. It just goes to show that when you are trying to deal with transmissions, you should leave it to experts like Goorgen from Arlen’s Transmission.

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles

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