Florida Thieves Give Up on Stealing Manual-Transmission Corvette
A Corvette owner says he was almost carjacked in gunpoint in Florida, but the would-be thieves ran away because they couldn’t drive a stick-shift, FoxNews.com reports.
Randolph Bean was sitting in his bright yellow Corvette when two men took him by surprise outside Orlando Regional Medical Center in downtown Orlando. According to the police report, one of the men had a gun and made Bean open the door.
Bean tells MyFoxOrlando.com that the man dragged him out of the car and demanded that he lay face down on the ground. Bean, 51, also reports that one of the thieves pointed a gun at him while inquiring how to use the car, Fox reports.
“They apparently couldn’t start it,” says Bean. “I had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it’s a standard transmission.” The suspects gave up and ran away, taking Bean’s phone, keys and wallet, but leaving the bright yellow Corvette, the article reports.
Police have not yet found the suspects, but Security presumes that law enforcement can rule out checking any cars with standard transmission.