The lesson from this story is, if you can't work a stick shift, don't try to steal a car with one.
On Tuesday, a woman said a man with a gun approached her as she was exiting a gas station in the 5800 block of South Alkire Street, just after 10 p.m.
The woman said the man demanded her purse and keys to her 2004 Audi. He then jumped in her car, started it and attempted to drive away.
Apparently, the man couldn't operate a stick shift and was unable to get the car into gear, she said. He jumped out of the car and ran away.
The woman wasn't injured.
The car-jacking suspect was described as a white man between 22 and 25 years of age, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall with blue eyes and no facial hair. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Anyone who may recognize this suspect or have any information regarding this crime is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tip line at 303-271-5612.
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