I can kind of drive a stick shift, but I think I'd end up like this pair, most likely. That is, if I was ever going to take part in an armed carjacking. Which, at this time, I have no plans to do.
A stick shift is being credited with foiling a carjacking in Houston over the weekend. According to KPRC-TV, police say a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old held a University of Texas at Houston student at gunpoint and tried to take his car when he pulled up to his apartment. They first tried to force him out of the car, but once they saw the manual transmission they tried to make him teach them how to drive it. The victim was finally let go after they drove a few blocks away. Once he was free, the man called police and they quickly caught up with the pair, who were still having trouble driving the car. They eventually gave up and took off on foot, but were quickly caught