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Manual transmission stymies Mass. car thieves

 

The Associated Press

 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan because none of them knew how to drive a stick. 

 

Police in Springfield say the men pulled a knife on a food delivery driver Tuesday night and demanded the grub and his keys. But then they noticed the car had a manual transmission. 

 

Sgt. John Delaney tells The Republican newspaper the thieves argued among themselves then ran down the street with their ill-gotten dinner. 

 

The driver was not seriously hurt. There have been no arrests.

 

 

 

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