Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Criminal Gets The Short End Of The Stick-Shift

Another crime foiled by that most humble of devices, the manual transmission.

The Detroit Free Press: Carjacking, robbery incident rattles Canton Walmart

A Westland man is accused of aiming two stolen airguns at employees and customers inside a Canton Walmart and attempting two carjackings outside the store, before police arrived and captured him.

Authorities say Faheem Tamir-Saul Nance, 25, also claimed he had a bomb in the backseat of a Honda Accord he allegedly tried to steal, but his claims were unfounded.

The car Faheem finally managed to car-jack had a stick shift that stumped him, leading to his capture.

Nance was arraigned Monday in 35th District Court on one count of armed robbery; two counts of carjacking; one count of making a false report or threat of a bomb; one count of felony firearm; and six counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Waving air guns around pretending they're real, armed robbery, and two attempted car-jackings should get him a nice long time making license plates, if not time to bone up on how to use a clutch.


SJ said...

The anti-theft device known as a "manual transmission".

I like it.

Aaron said...

SJ: That it is. They don't make a lot of cars with them anymore, and the average no-goodnik of today doesn't seem to know how to drive them.