A stick shift helped stop a carjacker.
A truck owner told police a man with a gun tried to steal his truck Wednesday night around 7 p.m. However, the gunman couldn't start the truck because it was a manual transmission.
"The suspect then fled on foot after realizing he did not know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle," Colorado Springs police said.
Officers called to the area said they found the suspect about a third of a mile away at the King Soopers shopping center near 19th and Uintah streets.
Officers said they had to use a Taser to subdue and arrest the suspect. Once in custody, officers said they found the man in possession of a loaded firearm.
Andrew Lazcano, 35, was arrested on suspicion of robbery.