Orlando Police say 2 armed men tried to steal a Corvette at gun point but couldn't take it when they realized it had a stick shift and neither knew how to drive it.
The Corvette's owner, 51-year-old Randolph Bean, told WKMG-TV he was sitting in the yellow vehicle waiting for his wife to get out of work at the Orlando Regional Medical Center at around 11:20 p.m. He saw two men approaching the car with a gun "drawn and pointing at me."
Bean says they opened the door and forced him out of the vehicle. One man held him on the ground at gun point.
The second man, he says, got into the vehicle and, after some apparent confusion, started screaming, "How do I start the car?" at Bean.
"I had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it's a standard transmission," Bean told WOFL-TV.
Bean told WKMG that eventually, one of the men yelled "It's a stick!" At this point, they grabbed Bean's wallet, phone and house keys and fled the scene.