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A Carjacker Tried To Steal A Car He Didn't Know How To Drive

A carjacking plot was foiled by a manual transmission.

By Ben Lawson | July 8, 2016

Stealing a car isn't exactly like a scene from "Gone in 60 Seconds."

Especially if you don't know how to drive the car you're trying to steal.

A would-be car thief in Colorado Springs, Colorado, tried to steal a truck but had to abandon it because it had a manual transmission.

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According to Newsy's partners at KMGH, the truck's owner told police a man with a gun tried to steal his truck but couldn't operate the stick shift. 

SEE MORE: Man Steals Nearly $200,000 In Quarters 

Police managed to track him down about a third of a mile away from where he tried to steal the truck. They reportedly had to use a Taser to subdue him.

This video includes clips from Buena Vista Pictures / "Gone in 60 Seconds" and images from Getty Images. 

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