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Corvette Thieves Thwarted By Stick Shift

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Two thieves in Orlando, Florida tried and failed to steal a yellow Corvette because they couldn't drive stick.

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The thieves forced 51-year-old Randolph Bean out of his 2002 Corvette at gunpoint around 11 PM Tuesday night, reports UPI. Bean told local WOFL-TV how the thieves struggled, then fled when confronted with his car's third pedal.

They apparently couldn't start it. I had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it's a standard transmission.

My first thought was I guess we don't have driver's ed in school anymore because no one knows how to drive a stick. And my second thing was, don't shoot me because you can't start the car. I'm trying to help you out here. You know. Thankfully they didn't.

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Bean states that the two thieves ran off with his keys, phone, and wallet.

This kind of failed robbery thanks to a manual transmission is getting to be so common these days that a judge has recommended carjackers learn how to use the clutch.

(Hat tip to Michael!)

Photo Credit: Chevrolet

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LMAO these stories never get old. Seriously what man does not know how to drive manual. A failure to society thats who.