A man's plan to carjack a woman's car in Golden, Colo. was thwarted by irony on Tuesday -- turns out the alleged thief could not drive a stickshift.
The Denver Post reports that a woman walked out of a Conoco gas station store at 5899 Alkire St. at about 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday night and a man with a gun approached her, aggressively demanding her purse and keys to her 2004 Audi sedan.
However, after starting up the car, the thief apparently did not know how to drive stick and was unable to get the car into gear, according to 7News. So, he jumped out of the car and fled on foot.
Fortunately for the victim, the suspect left her uninjured, however he did get away with her zebra-striped, black and white purse, 9News reports.
According to Fox31, the suspect is described as a white male, 22 to 25 years old, nearly 6 feet tall with blue eyes and no facial hair. He was last seen at the scene of the crime wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt.
Police sketch of suspected attempted carjacker: