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(Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Canít Get Away In A Stick Shift
Q13Fox.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel

Posted on 06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Kia manual transmission photo: 2012 Kia Soul 4u 2012Soul4uAT3_zpsbe865a87.jpg

Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift

SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away.

Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting her purchases out of her trunk three young men approached her and told her they wanted her car keys. She says at first she thought it was a joke.

“But he said again I want your car keys,” she says. “That’s when I saw the gun.”

Fredrickson threw her keys on the ground. Even though she’s got a black belt in karate, she says she was trained on when to fight and when not to. As a 70 year old woman, she knew she didn’t stand a chance against a gun.

“I’m glad I didn’t panic, I was proud of myself.”

It was the thieves who panicked, when they got into the KIA and discovered it was a stick shift.

“I could hear them trying. They put the keys in, they turned the lock, but they couldn’t figure out how to get it started.”

The three men gave up and took off running through a nearby parking lot. They were caught on surveillance video, but police haven’t been able to identify or catch them yet.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: carjack; carjacking; cars; generationy; kia; millenials; ratcrime; seattle; stickshift
Idiot youths today cannot read, write, do arithmetic, or drive stick ...
1 posted on 06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Or read cursive...


2 posted on 06/24/2014 8:10:57 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: DogByte6RER

Hell, with the new cars with cams just to park.....they’ll be dependant on them, too. Give me the basics any day!


3 posted on 06/24/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: All

Well ... the photo isn’t really a manual stick shift, just an automatic wannabe.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 8:11:27 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
no sh!t, that is NOT a stick shift... then again, Tina Patel prolly doesn't have a license and doesn't have a clue what one is either
5 posted on 06/24/2014 8:15:02 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: DogByte6RER
My car was blocked in by another car, which had been parked by a valet, after a long wait I asked, what the delay was:

"I can't move the other car, it's a stick shift."

I moved the car to then access mine. The valet did not get a tip.

Car thieves I understand, but a valet? He was only 18 or 19 so maybe that excuses it somewhat.

6 posted on 06/24/2014 8:16:55 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: DogByte6RER

A 12 year old boy stole a school bus in Panama City today. He drove it all over the county, damaged it and stole stuff from it.

The cops or whoever the spokesman was indicated they are going to throw the book at him despite his age.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 8:17:19 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: DogByte6RER

I can remember, back in the day, when I first tried to drive an automatic.

Almost go me killed ... when I wanted to slow down at an intersection for the first time, I tried to push the clutch (brake) all the way in and all the cars following suddenly were faced with a stopped vehicle.

LOL! We all survived with no damage other than my ego and having to put up with the ridicule of all those behind me.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 8:19:21 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: DogByte6RER

Nope. I had some minor damage done to my car in Baltimore the first year we lived there. We had the cops out to take a report, and he assured me my 1996 Honda Civic would NEVER be stolen because it was a stick. I didn’t bother to even lock it after that, and no one ever touched it.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 8:22:52 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: DogByte6RER

The base Kia Soul comes with a 6-speed stick shift. Friend of mine just got one. That photo is from the higher end version. The 20-year-old web editor probably thinks a stick shift is the kind where you can manually shift the automatic.

Just finished a week driving the family beater while my truck was in the shop. Didn’t worry about locking it since the stick shift was the anti-theft device.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: DogByte6RER

People are not going to like this:

I heard HUMVEES are AUTOMATIC because a ton of enlisted people are “inner-city” and commonly cannot drive sticks.

Is it true that HUMVEES are automatic..??!?!

>_<

Maybe just SOME?


11 posted on 06/24/2014 8:27:33 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: DogByte6RER

Okay so you decide your going to steal a car, and carjacking is for some reason your best option, after all you have a gun you might as well use it...and then you pick a KIA to steal.

REALLY!


12 posted on 06/24/2014 8:30:08 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: gaijin

Yes, Humvees are automatics.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 8:34:47 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: doc1019
been there done that!...lol...I was alone but my pride was hurt more then my forehead...took me a long time to admit where the bruise came from...
14 posted on 06/24/2014 8:35:32 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: DogByte6RER

How is that pic a stick shift?


15 posted on 06/24/2014 8:36:01 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Morons!

Maybe the instruction manual was written in cursive.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 8:36:57 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: DogByte6RER

A 70-year-old woman has a stick shift? Bravo! I have driven sticks most of my life.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 8:37:01 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: DogByte6RER

I mean manual drive?


18 posted on 06/24/2014 8:38:54 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: M-cubed

LOL! Love to hear from a kindred sprite.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 8:39:17 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: PoloSec
per Darwin:...Don't alert a dying species ...just observe it and take notes...
20 posted on 06/24/2014 8:40:13 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: DogByte6RER

In Seattle these three mugs will be released before the arresting officer has finished his paperwork. Had she been armed they’d simply need a mortician.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 8:43:05 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: DogByte6RER

An urbane gentleman (among other things) -

-drives a stick
-is able to tie a bow tie
-shaves with a brush and DE razor


22 posted on 06/24/2014 8:43:57 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: doc1019

lol..I blame it on old age!...I was driving “standard” before my 8th grade graduation....I just had a reflecting “senior moment!”...*W*


23 posted on 06/24/2014 8:47:21 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

I must be older than you ... in my day we didn’t have 8th grade graduation, we just went form grade school to Jr. high to high school. The only graduation I ever experienced was HS.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 8:57:45 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: DogByte6RER

My 1964 Plymouth Fury has the old Torqueflite push-button
Transmission. Maybe the dum-azzes could’ve figured that out.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 9:13:22 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: gasport

Just for the fun of it every once in a while I’ll shave with my straight razor.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:59 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Dat be ode skoo.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 9:18:49 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: yarddog
I'm surprised that Panama City even has school buses, although it's the largest town in the country.

Sure enough, they do.

Old U.S. buses, it looks like.

28 posted on 06/24/2014 9:23:43 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: M-cubed
The early automatics had those extra wide brake pedals. I've done the same thing.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 9:25:48 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: DogByte6RER

When I was a state copper working in Cook County I was in Chicago in the Greektown resturant area when my partner and I monitored a Chicago Police Dept flash message about a car jacking that had just occured in the area within the last few minutes.

Just moments after we made note of it, we heard cars honking at a late model import that was moving slowly in the left lane, jerking and stopping as other cars swerved around it. Since it matched the description of the suspect vehicle, we made a felony stop, detained three suspects who had two pistols in the car, and notified CPD Tactical officers to meet us at the scene.

These suspects were subsequently identified as the offenders in the car jacking, and the reason for the erratic driving that had captured our attention was the fact that the ringleader driver couldnt operate the 5 speed manual transmission in it very well. One of his accomplices was an 18 wheel truck driver who was entirely capable of driving it, but the boss said that he had always wanted to drive a stick shift and this would be his first chance, so he ordered his buddy to stand down and took the wheel himself.

We wouldnt catch so many of these clowns if so many werent so damn stupid.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 9:32:36 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: DMZFrank

LoL. Good story DMZ.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 9:35:17 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: DMZFrank

If criminals weren’t so stupid they could be brain surgeons.


32 posted on 06/24/2014 9:37:09 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: gasport
An urbane gentleman (among other things) -

-drives a stick
-is able to tie a bow tie
-shaves with a brush and DE razor

I've got all three covered. :^)

33 posted on 06/24/2014 9:57:08 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: DogByte6RER

Heh heh, yet another reason to drive manual transmission cars.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 10:27:20 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Not to worry just bought a new 2015 Chevy dually I traded in a 06 dodge stick shift for it I wanted a stick but they don’t make them anymore the same with Ford and Dodge cant get a stick if you wanted, been driving stick all my life even that luxury is gone now plus my gas mileage savings driving is now made easy for the lame.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 2:47:39 AM PDT by bikerman (Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor not a hero and should be hung.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m glad I learned how to use manual transmission back in the day; most cars in Europe are manual transmission.

If you looked in at the 80-odd cars parked outside my apartment building, I’d guess that maybe no more than three or four of them have automatic transmissions. Even most of the higher-end cars (MBZ sedans) have manual transmission.

It’s as common as air over here. I can’t think of a single person I know among my current/former students and my friends and acquaintances who doesn’t know how to drive a stick.


36 posted on 06/25/2014 3:04:47 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

At least in Norway it is required that you take your driving test in a stick shift. Not sure about other countries.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 5:30:50 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: doug from upland

I got a 370Z stick for my 70th birthday. The kid at the car was was astounded.


38 posted on 06/25/2014 5:58:16 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Lived abroad, Spain, for 4 years. Wife needed an automatic, she will never drive a stick ... long story.

So I go down to the local used car lot and they tell me no chance on a used automatic, they are just not available; wasted two weeks looking. Then I go to the local Ford dealer and bite the bullet to order a new Focus with automatic. He spends a couple weeks and tells me no luck, automatics are for handicapped and very tough to get. Sorry about that.

So then I tell him to widen his search; I don’t care about color, # of doors or how far he has to ship it ... I just NEED an automatic; and I want it ASAP. A month with an unhappy wife feels like a couple years!

So a week later the car arrives, 4 doors, some kind of seafoam green color with just about every option. Wife loved it and I have to say, it was a fantastic car. Very fast and nimble even with the automatic. It gripped the road tighter the faster you went. Loved it.

And I sold it to the first person that looked at it, another guy who had to have an automatic for his wife. I knew exactly how he felt ... but I charged him top dollar anyway. His wife was thrilled.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 6:02:42 AM PDT by Comment Not Approved (When bureaucrats outlaw hunting, outlaws will hunt bureaucrats.)
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To: Comment Not Approved

“Wife needed an automatic, she will never drive a stick ... long story.”


Sometime back in the 1970s, I read in Reader’s Digest (!) the story of a woman on a camping trip with her husband. He had a heart attack and all she could do was watch him die because she couldn’t drive the standard-transmission truck. Oops.

I once sat at a stoplight through, ISTR, 5 or so green-amber-red cycles while someone in a car she OBVOUSLY didn’t know how to drive did the *lurch*, *stall*, *restart*, *lurch*, *stall*, *restart* routine. Traffic was held up in all 4 1/2 (it is a weird intersection) directions but people were remarkably patient - surprising at rush hour. It was in the days before youtube, but it would have made a great video...


40 posted on 06/25/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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