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Stick shift stops carjacker in Colorado Springs

Posted: 12:52 PM, Jul 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-07 20:54:54-04

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.

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