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Thief Steals Car, Forgets He Can't Drive Stick Shift
A would-be car thief in Los Angeles is feeling rather sheepish this morning, we suspect.
At about 4:50 a.m. Sunday, police officers noticed him driving erratically near 18th Street and Westmoreland Avenue, southeast of Koreatown.
The man made eye contact with the officers—always a good idea when trying to appear inconspicuous—before
bucking driving away, realizing he was unable to drive a manual transmission, according to CBS Los Angeles.
It was at this point he probably wished he'd given a little more thought to his vehicle of choice.
He eventually gave up, abandoned the car and ran off—presumably really slowly, because after three hours he was apprehended in the area.
Normally we'd be bummed there was no video of the event, but in this case we're guessing it would've been the slowest, lamest car chase ever.
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