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Carjacking suspects stopped by manual transmission

Posted at 8:37 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 18:04:40-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – A man on the southeast side of Colorado Springs was attacked by three suspects who wanted to take his cell phone and his car.

The attackers managed to get the cell phone but ran into some trouble getting away with the car. You see.. it’s a stick shift. According to US News and World Report, only 18 percent of Americans known how to drive a manual transmission.

Stick Shift
Manual Transmission (KOAA)

So instead of driving away, the three ran off down Jet Wing Circle while the victim called police. Officers were able to track down one of the suspects and get a positive identification.

The other two haven’t been found yet. Police have not released the name of the suspect who was detained.