Carjacking attempt foiled by pesky manual transmission

Carjacking attempt foiled by pesky manual transmission

0 comments 📅09 November 2016, 08:00

A St. Louis man lucked out closing week when a pair of carjackers dissolute his Nissan Altima because it had a manual transmittal.

According to KMOV, Dustin French was on his way underwrite to his Benton Park home from a gas garrison around 11 PM on October 13th. When French pulled up to the curb face of his home a silver Honda Accord with dispatch pulled in behind him. A passenger then hopped out, approached him, and flashed a gun.

“A car came up open behind sort of half parallel parked behind me. A rider got out with a firearm, told me to get out of my car and empty my pockets,” French told the information station.

Since he was alone at night and the nearest streetlight was burned out, French sure that discretion was the better part of valor and did as he was told. “All I got out luckily were my keys and I said what do I do now. I was asking for orders,” French told the depot. “He said get up and walk away. Face away and tend walking.”

French complied with the carjacker’s demands. “I’m well-disposed I didn’t panic or threaten violence or fashion any quick moves,” French said. “Kept my wits helter-skelter me as best as I could. Asked thieves for instructions on what to do to enjoin harm to myself.”

But then a strange preoccupation happened. The carjackers apparently left French’s car behind and took off without theft anything. French told KMOV he believes that they did so because his car has a guide transmission and the gunman, who St. Louis Police say was in his last teens or early-20s, couldn’t drive one. Thankfully, French wasn’t harm and his Nissan is still safely in his possession.

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