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nightshade00013

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 2:24:43 AM

An attempted carjacking in Florida speaks to the increasingly lost art of driving cars with a manual transmission: the would-be thieves couldn't figure out how to steal a Chevrolet Corvette.

Randolph Bean was sitting in his bright yellow Corvette when two men approached, one with a gun, outside the Orlando Regional Medical Center, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.

Bean, who barely saw them coming, said they tried to force open the door. When it flung open, he was dragged out, Bean told the TV station and website.

Then, things started getting strange.

One of the thieves, pointing the gun at him, demanded to know how the car operates. They couldn't start it, and Bean said he had to tell them repeatedly to push in the clutch. They still couldn't figure out how to drive it. Eventually, they ran of
Visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/driveon/2013/01/29/corvette-carjacking-stick-shift
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mrsmercier
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 11:12:51 AM

Ha ha!
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nskmda
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 10:45:15 AM

nice try...
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:40:05 AM

ə stupid thieves.
they need to learn to drive a stick before they try to steal one! ə
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Wsamson7121
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:33:53 AM

It is so stupid when the carjackers do not realize that the Corvette is stick shift as are all sports cars. They must have thought that stealing a Corvette was a no-brainer.

[Edited by: Wsamson7121 at 1/31/2013 12:37:09 AM EST]
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:26:09 AM

NEED THE CODE?
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:24:33 AM

there have been many cars over the years that you have to know how to drive [to be able to steal them]
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:23:28 AM

dumb asses
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jdevlin
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:17:25 AM

OK
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:15:58 AM

That's nice, but what does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:13:21 AM

I love a stick shift. Better car control.
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:12:42 AM

everyone should learn on a manual transmission first.
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10k
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:10:54 AM

this is funny-i had a five speed peugeot once, and i lovedddddd it ;)
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medic319
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:10:09 AM

losers! I learned to drive stick at 10 years old. Drove Grandpa all over his farm!
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:09:11 AM

Can not even get a good Car Jacker any more.
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:08:37 AM

glad they got caught ..... I Love stick shifts!
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obimerrill
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:07:16 AM

Have to laugh...I love driving my manual transmission!
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bugc
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:06:19 AM

Not surprising.

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madison8359
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:05:22 AM

It's real hard to shift gears but then again our education system is not that sophisticated.
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:03:29 AM

hahahaha
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ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:02:37 AM

Ya kain't fix stupid.
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mazda03
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:02:02 AM

too funny
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:58:18 PM

inept auto thieves
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bigdipperMS
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:56:50 PM

Unbelievable.
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gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:56:43 PM

What a duh problem.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:56:28 PM

hack off their hands and feet
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Blue48
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:54:17 PM

STUPID IS...AS STUPID DOES!
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:53:08 PM

total idiots
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gasmack
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:53:06 PM

A preview (shudder) of America's future?
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:52:24 PM

Wonder what other things those thieves don't know.
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:50:37 PM

People just don't know how to drive anymore!
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:49:05 PM

stupid carjackers, lmao...
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:49:01 PM

They should have known better
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:47:00 PM

I'm glad the owner was not injured. Close call.

Maybe he should get a break on insurance for his ingenious anti-theft device called a clutch!
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ejl2000
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:44:37 PM

Tie them to the bumper and take them for a ride!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:44:34 PM

hmmmmm
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:41:01 PM

can't fix stupid.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:39:26 PM

Morons....
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CCLighthouse
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:34:29 PM

My cat is even rolling in the floor on that one! Can you say stupid criminals.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:33:10 PM


“gas??” What about gas, Serrog. That’s an inappropriate comment here. This particular article is not about gas but rather about ignorant drivers/thieves. Lighten up and enjoy life.
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oppdetcon
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:32:23 PM

OK...
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:31:54 PM

Too bad crooks are STUPID!
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dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:28:23 PM

If you're going to steal know manual too!
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SHEP20715
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:28:05 PM

A lot of young people can't drive a stick shift
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rjoeh
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:26:35 PM

Typical lazy crook. The easy way is the only way.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:24:59 PM

Dumb and dumber!
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RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:20:30 PM

Wow! Glad he wasn't shot. Can't believe a car thief can't drive a stick!
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:20:27 PM

Good for the owner.
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:19:23 PM

Just glad he's OK
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:14:50 PM

LOL. now that's funny
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agrico
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:13:41 PM

Guess they didn't grow up on a farm 50 years ago
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:13:18 PM

LMAO
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