Stick shift stops robber until victim offers ride

Thursday, June 21, 2012

ST. LOUIS -- A robber's inability to drive a stick shift might have proved costly for him had the victim not agreed to give him a ride.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the victim was sitting in a St. Louis University parking lot Sunday night when a man approached, showed a gun, and demanded money. The victim gave the robber $24.

The robber then ordered the man to move over to the passenger seat and tried to drive off with the car. Problem was, he couldn't operate a car with a manual transmission.

The victim said he would give the robber a ride, drove him to his destination, and got a thank you when the robber got out.

An investigation continues. No arrests have been made.

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