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