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Florida Man's Carjacking Plot Fails Because He Can't Drive Stick
Broward New Times ^ | Thu., Jun. 20 2013 | Chris Joseph

Posted on 06/20/2013 12:44:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Florida man wanted to steal himself a vehicle, so he decided to flag down the first car that came his way so he could carjack it. A woman driving down 50th Avenue in Escambia County slowed down when she spotted the man waving her down, pretending he needed help.

When she stopped, the man pulled out a gun and demanded she get out.

She did.

He hopped in the car.

And then his grand criminal plan was foiled when he noticed the car was stick shift, because he apparently drive stick.

So it was time to switch to Plan B: RUN AWAY! According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office's Facebook, Antoren "Chief Keef" Bell, 19, fled on foot from the vehicle when he discovered that it was a stick shift.

The victim helped police ID Bell through a lineup, and he was arrested on Friday.

The incident happened back in May.

Bell has been charged with theft, robbery and criminal mischief. He was being held on $400,000 bond.


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1 posted on 06/20/2013 12:44:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Carjacking ought to be treated like kidnapping and both ought to be punishable by death.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 12:45:54 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: nickcarraway
And then his grand criminal plan was foiled when he noticed the car was stick shift, because he apparently drive stick.

Is that supposed to be English?

3 posted on 06/20/2013 12:46:20 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: nickcarraway

Being able to drive a car is rapidly becoming a lost art.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 12:46:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Couldn’t come through in the clutch.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

Geez. Kids today. Too bad the driver wasn’t packing. But, then again, we’d have us another saint trayvon profiling incident where king hussein could speak up for his possible son, if he had one, which he doesn’t. Just 2 young girls he doesn’t want “punished” with a baby. You know. Like his mom.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 12:49:09 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ouch, he had to shift gears in his plan, and couldn’t.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 12:49:59 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: nickcarraway
LOL! I've long suspected that an impulsive car thief would be foiled by a clutch and manual gearbox. If they know what they're going after, not so much.

An old column-shifted manual transmission is probably the ultimate in carjacker confusion.

8 posted on 06/20/2013 12:50:21 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: nickcarraway

This is similar to a story just a month or so ago from Maryland? when two fine upstanding citizens carjacked a Mercedes and after spotting a Porsche Turbo decided to add to their spoils. The smart Porsche owner did not resist but like in this case the car was abandoned as the miscreant could not drive a standard shift car


9 posted on 06/20/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: nickcarraway
He Can't Drive Stick
Oh, you can drive a car w/o knowing how to shift ...
... you just don't go real fast in 1st gear. That is, unless you're driving a Rambler ...
10 posted on 06/20/2013 12:54:18 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Charles Martel

Which old car had the buttons on the dash? That was odd. My aunt had one when I was a youngster.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: FlingWingFlyer

So is carjacking. Today’s carjackers don’t start with the fundamentals. It’s all about the fundamentals. They just don’t teach that any more, whether it’s carjacking, basketball, investment banking.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

And I bought my first ever auto transmision vehicle! Damn!


13 posted on 06/20/2013 12:55:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway
The carjacker may not also know how to start some stick-shift car.  Mine I need to step on the clutch all the way down to start the car.

http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/5/52/StepClutch-Step-6.jpg/550px-StepClutch-Step-6.jpg

14 posted on 06/20/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: Charles Martel

LOL but then I learned to drive all them and double clutch too. But then I am getting old.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 12:56:07 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Standing Wolf
Is that supposed to be English?

You caught that too. I tried to read it several ways, but still have no idea what the sentence should say. Tanx toooooo guvmnt schrools.

16 posted on 06/20/2013 12:56:47 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I know some late-50s and early-60s Chryslers had push-button automatic transmissions...


17 posted on 06/20/2013 12:57:24 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Charles Martel
An old column-shifted manual transmission is probably the ultimate in carjacker confusion.

LOL... TRUE!

Years ago, I almost bought an old used Nova that was 3-on-the-tree. It was hard to shift. I accidentally got it into reverse trying to go to 2nd while rolling. That will scare the hell out of ya (and about knock your teeth out). I didn't buy the car because the holes in the floor boards straight through to the pavement made me nervous. And after what I did to the transmission, I figured it might be a little maintenance issue down the road.

18 posted on 06/20/2013 12:57:53 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: nickcarraway

Too funny! “Chief Keef”? Guess he’s not much of a chief anymore...

That said, I can drive a stick and it’s the only reason I can easily rent a car in Europe. Most of the world doesn’t do automatics so there’s a premium for renting one.

Want to be really global? Learn to drive a stick.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 12:58:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, the 5-speed stick in my Miata is a theft deterrent!* Who knew?

* That and the fact that it’s 22 years old and getting a little scruffy looking. :)


20 posted on 06/20/2013 12:58:23 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: nickcarraway
He couldn't stick up a stick!

-PJ

21 posted on 06/20/2013 12:58:36 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

The only one I remember hearing about is the Edsel.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 12:58:36 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Tenacious 1

I test-drove an old Falcon Ranchero once that had a three-on-the-tree. It was an interesting experience, both in trying to shift it properly and dealing with the HUGE gap between first and second gears.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 12:59:41 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I believe that idea was actually invented by Henry’s nephew Edsel Ford whose glorious car model of the same name used it with limited success. Chevrolet and a couple of others copied it . . . but not for long.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 1:00:15 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Was it a Nash?


25 posted on 06/20/2013 1:00:45 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Resolute Conservative
My mom and dad...had this old grey Dodge with red interior...Had wings at both rears...

Had a push button transmission on the left hand side of the steering wheel.

Sometimes my mom would push "R" and it would go forward!! My dad hated that car!!! Ha!!

This looked a lot like the car...but our's was butt ugly!!

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=push+button+old+Dodge&qpvt=push+button+old+Dodge&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=7D265F733B8BC4D4F5E42A8540E5A0DB6306D98F&selectedIndex=35

26 posted on 06/20/2013 1:03:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Ramblers and Ambassadors, and most Chryslers (Dodge, Plymouth) late ‘50s - early ‘60s.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 1:04:39 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Tenacious 1; Charles Martel
I once borrowed a friend's Chevy van with the column shift. My problem was getting it to go into 3rd easily.

I rode with my friend afterward, and he had no problems. It must have been worn to his biometrics...

28 posted on 06/20/2013 1:05:18 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: nickcarraway
Lucky he didn't have to crank up the engine from up front as I had to when I was a little bitty kid.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 1:06:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Which old car had the buttons on the dash? That was odd. My aunt had one when I was a youngster.

Some Chryslers had that setup. Ramblers, too - IIRC.

We're trending back towards that design, now that most automatic transmission shifters are fully electronic.

30 posted on 06/20/2013 1:08:40 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: hamboy
I have to do that, too. Is yours a Honda Civic? I notice the rubber pads have worn off. I need one for my clutch pedal.

I've been driving a stick for the last 30 years, have owned automatics in the past. I feel I have better control in bad weather with a stick.

Also it occurred to me some time back that mine being a stick might make carjackers think twice. I wouldn't leave the ignition turned on for them though. Then maybe he'd gotten mad and shot me.

So maybe the best thing to do would try to run them over. Keep the doors locked.

31 posted on 06/20/2013 1:10:03 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Resolute Conservative

Which old car had the buttons on the dash?”

I believe that would have been a Hudson.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 1:12:16 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: nickcarraway

I know of a lady who took her driving test in NJ at a rather late age. He let her use his restored Stanley Steamer. The motor vehicle folks weren’t too keen on the idea, but there was no law against it. :)


33 posted on 06/20/2013 1:12:40 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: livius
That said, I can drive a stick and it’s the only reason I can easily rent a car in Europe. Most of the world doesn’t do automatics so there’s a premium for renting one.

In high school I befriended a foreign exchange student from Belgium. Nice girl. Just before coming to the States she had finally gotten her Belgium driver's license. From what she said, it was a big deal in Belgium because they have some pretty stringent requirements (1989). She wanted to drive an "American muscle car". One night, we found her a large parking lot and put her behind the wheel of a Mustang GT (5.0). Not the most powerful of "muscle cars".

Apparently the clutch was a little more sensitive than she was used to, as was the throttle, engine and brakes. 100' later, amid tire smoke, the smell of burnt clutch and brake dust, we filed out of the car laughing our buts off. She revved the motor, dumped the clutch, spun the wheels, started sideways, let off the gas and slammed on the brakes, all in about 100'. What a ride!

She did get the hang of it eventually.

34 posted on 06/20/2013 1:13:28 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: Charles Martel

Just drove a BMW with that annoying, mickey mouse electronic shifter. It’s just an electric switch and would be far better as push buttons.


35 posted on 06/20/2013 1:15:09 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Bookmark


36 posted on 06/20/2013 1:19:21 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

My father had a push button Plymouth Valiant. It was supposedly the coming thing in automatic transmissions.


37 posted on 06/20/2013 1:19:35 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Aliska

I have to depress the clutch pedal in my Miata to start the engine too. Also had to do that in my ‘85 Chevy Sprint (the precursor to the Geo Metro).

I also prefer driving with three pedals and an H-pattern shifter.


38 posted on 06/20/2013 1:21:55 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: nickcarraway
Pretty sorry looking perp.


39 posted on 06/20/2013 1:22:19 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: nickcarraway

If you’re going to commit a crime, it pays to (1) know how to use whatever you’re intending to steal, and (2) not have a very distinctive appearance at the time. Oh, and most important of all, don’t be (3) stupid. Unfortunately for this guy, there’s no cure for #3.

Check out his mugshot - explains it all...


40 posted on 06/20/2013 1:26:35 PM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Resolute Conservative
Which old car had the buttons on the dash? That was odd. My aunt had one when I was a youngster.

Would have likely been a Chrysler product.

41 posted on 06/20/2013 1:39:50 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: riverrunner

I learned to drive on a three on the tree old Dodge van my Dad had. Thing backfired so bad it shot a foot of flame out the tailpipe. Quite exciting.


42 posted on 06/20/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: nickcarraway

Florida Man strikes again!

http://floridamanandwoman.tumblr.com/


43 posted on 06/20/2013 1:44:59 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Resolute Conservative

The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ features a push buttons on the dash for the automatic shifter!


44 posted on 06/20/2013 1:47:09 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Resolute Conservative

plymouth belvedere ..my buddy drove one in high school. push button transmission.


45 posted on 06/20/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT by BudgieRamone (Everybody loves a bonk on the head.)
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To: Aliska

I have newer Honda Civic stick-shift (that’s not me in the picture). When I bought my stick-shift car 2 years ago the car salesman ask WTH I’d still be buying stick nowadays too much L.A. traffic. Oh well my 10 gallon 89-gas (not full tank yet) can get to 400+ miles city+highway), how about that?


46 posted on 06/20/2013 2:05:46 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: Menehune56
Pretty sorry looking perp.

His "Hope and Change" shirt must have been in the laundry.
47 posted on 06/20/2013 2:13:11 PM PDT by RW_Whacko
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To: Menehune56
Why, if Obama had a son...


48 posted on 06/20/2013 2:19:41 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: nickcarraway

I drive a 5 speed on the floor and love it! I consider that since most thugs don’t know how to drive them it’s a bonus security system.


49 posted on 06/20/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: hamboy
I never calculated my exact mpg but I don't worry about gas prices like others do. It went 100 mi round trip on 1/2 tank so that's not as good as your mpg.

I wouldn't drive in LA traffic but got this one when I had a Volks Rabbit stick, was in the middle lane in Chgo freeway and the engine quit with a semi on my tail on the right lane i needed to exit. I got rid of that car, was just a lemon.

My Honda has not been trouble-free, but I have kept it well maintained except I should have had it rust proofed when I bought it used. It's still under 100,000 mi because I don't drive much.

50 posted on 06/20/2013 2:28:43 PM PDT by Aliska
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