Carjacking Foiled by Driving Requirement

Carjacking foiled

Do you know how to drive a stick shift?

It looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend in Detroit. With the Tigers winning last night 4-3 against the Red Sox with Jhonny Peralta’s two-run walk-off home run – it’s a great start to a great weekend. While we are enjoying the weekend, one would be carjacker, Antoren Bell aka “Chief Keef”, will not be.

A Regular Day in Florida

It was a regular day in Florida when a woman was flagged down by someone who she thought needed help while driving her stick shift car. She quickly learned differently when the assailant pointed a gun and she was forced out of the car. The next thing that happened may shock you.

Picture This

As the carjacker gets into your car, he looks down and suddenly realizes that it has a manual transmission. You wonder what is taking him so long. He drives a bit and then stalls out. You suddenly realize that this carjacker doesn’t know how to drive a stick shift. The “would be thief” quickly abandons the car.

Here is what the Huffington Post reported on the story,

When the woman stopped, police said Bell pulled a gun, forced her out of the car and got in. He didn’t get far. The 19-year-old soon realized the car was a stick, and abandoned the vehicle after unsuccessfully attempting to operate it, according to a Facebook post from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.”

The article continues to report that Antoren Bell was selected in a police line-up later and arrested. He has been charged with vehicle theft, robbery and criminal mischief.
It defiantly makes you think that driving a stick might some upsides to it. To add some Friday fun, the question is: Do you know how to drive a stick?

However, as in this carjacking case, being charged with serious offenses like robbery, vehicle thief and criminal mischief is not a laughter matter. If you know of someone who is facing similar charges, finding an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney is critical. Please have them call The David J. Kramer Law Firm, PLLC.

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