KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Knoxville said two men attempted to carjack a vehicle, but failed because they couldn't drive a stick shift.
The Knox County Sheriff's Department told WVLT-TV in Knoxville that 18-year-old Jamel Wilson and a juvenile approached the car of Broor Swahn at about 1:30 a.m. EDT Monday.
Swahn said one of them pulled out a gun, got in the car, and tried to take off. Deputies say neither of them knew how to drive a car with a manual transmission. They got out and fled on foot.
Patrol units in the area quickly spotted and arrested the two men. They also recovered a gun.
The sheriff's department says Wilson was being held on $50,000 bond and is due to appear in court on Sept. 20.
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