Florida carjacking at gunpoint fails after man can’t drive stick shift

By David Edwards
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:18 EDT
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Antoren "Chief Keef" Bell accused of attempted car theft (Escambia County Sheriff's Office)
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A man was arrested in Florida last week after his plot to steal a car was foiled by his inability to operate a manual transmission.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said that 19-year-old Antoren “Chief Keef” Bell had been charged with theft, robbery and criminal mischief for an attempted May 18 carjacking.

According to WEAR-TV, the victim was driving down 50th Avenue in Escambia County when she was flagged down by three teens who said they needed a ride. The woman said that she stopped to help, but Bell pulled a gun and ordered her out of the car.

When Bell discovered that the car had a stick shift, he reportedly fled on foot.

Bell was arrested on Friday after being identified in a photo lineup. He was being held on $400,000 bond.

Watch this video from WEAR, broadcast June 19, 2013.


[Photo: Escambia County Sheriff's Office]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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