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3 teens fail in carjacking attempt, can't drive stick

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SEATTLE (AP) - An attempted carjacking in Seattle failed when three carjackers found they were in a vehicle with a manual transmission and none of them knew how to drive a stick shift.
    
Nancy Fredrickson told KIRO (http://bit.ly/1mwlK2E) she was getting something out of her trunk Saturday when she turned around to see a gun in her face. Three teens demanded her keys and jumped in her Kia.
    
They tried but failed to get it to move and then ran away.
    
The 70-year-old was in tears when she called 911, but later laughed at the inept carjackers. She never imagined a stick shift would prevent a carjacking, but she's happy she and her car were unharmed.
   
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