Manual transmission was too complicated for American hijackersMarch 30, 2018
Two teenagers from Bonita Springs, Fla., tried to steal the Domino’s Pizza delivery vehicle, but could not handle the manual transmission. This is reported by Miami Herald.
The police report states that Isaac Javier Ortez, who worked as a pizza delivery agent for 13 years, parked his Toyota Corolla near one of the houses in Vermont Street. Usually the transfer order takes no more than five minutes, so he did not stall the engine.
This time, however, it turned out that the owner of the house did not order pizza. Trying to find out why he was given this address for delivery, Ortez heard someone trying to drive his car away from the sidewalk. He saw two teenagers in masks who could not switch on the necessary gear, jumped out of the car and fled. Later they were detained by police near the railway.
In the spring of 2017, the Cleveland police arrested a criminal who also failed to steal a car because of the inability to use a manual transmission. He asked the owner to teach him how to switch gears, but later gave up and threw the car.