- The Washington Times - Monday, June 23, 2014

Three teenagers who tried to steal a Seattle woman’s car on Saturday were apparently outsmarted by the vehicle’s manual transmission.

Nancy Fredrickson told a local ABC affiliate that the boys approached her while she was rummaging through the trunk of her Kia. One of them pointed a gun at her face, she said.

“He says ‘I want your keys!’ I says, ‘They’re right here on the ground.’ I had thrown them down like that,” Miss Fredrickson said while pointing at the ground.

That’s when the teens jumped into the car, only to have their getaway thwarted by a stick shift.

“I got a 5-speed in there, and they couldn’t figure out how to get it going,” the woman told the station.

Surveillance cameras at a nearby business captured the suspects running away through a nearby parking lot, police said. The suspects weren’t caught.

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