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Old 01-30-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Carjackers, unable to drive stick shift, fail to steal Corvette



I am glad both of my sport cars are stick.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...-corvette?lite

Randolph Bean of Oviedo, Fla., had pulled over late Sunday night to text message his wife when two would-be carjackers approached his sporty yellow Corvette.


One, holding a gun, forced him to the ground while the other hopped in the driver’s seat, Bean, 51, told WKMG Local 6.

But there was a problem: The aspiring carjacker didn’t know how to start Bean’s car, a 2002 Millennium Yellow Z06 Corvette. (The car, used, sells for about $19,000.)

"The guy started screaming at me, 'How do I start the car?'" Bean told WKMG. Finally, the other guy, still holding Bean at gunpoint, hollered back, “It’s a stick!”

“I had to tell him four different times that you have to push in the clutch because it’s a standard transmission,” Bean told myfoxorlando.com.

The two assailants – Bean said they were handsome young men -- ultimately ran away with his phone, wallet and keys. The wallet, he said, was special because his wife made it.

“My first thought was I guess we don’t have driver’s ed in school anymore because no one knows how to drive a stick,” he told myfoxorlando.com. “And my second thing was, ‘Don’t shoot me because you can’t start the car! I am trying to help you out here.’”
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The two assailants – Bean said they were handsome young men


I doubt Bean actually has a wife.
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Dumbass Carjackers want to be''''''''''s.

Be nice to capture them & stick them in a Peterbuilt Semi with an 18- speed stick trans.
Ask them to drive it away.
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Saw this on the news here. I'm sure there will be some that will sympathize with the carjackers and villify the owner for having the audacity to not only buy and own a car with a stick, but to actually drive it too.
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Saw this on the news here. I'm sure there will be some that will sympathize with the carjackers and villify the owner for having the audacity to not only buy and own a car with a stick, but to actually drive it too.
Yes I am sure that will happen.
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I doubt Bean actually has a wife.
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I doubt Bean actually has a wife.
...maybe he "double" clutches.....
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....more and more I have seen stuff like this from
Oviedo, Fl.; I worked out there in my heavy equipment
days, things weren't that bad then....
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ahhhhh, dumb criminals never cease to amaze me. There are literally pages and pages of stories.
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