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Woman’s attempt to steal truck thwarted by her inability to drive stick shift: cops

A Colorado woman tried to rob a truck but was thwarted when she was left behind the wheel of a stick-shift vehicle, police said.

“Stick shift FTW” [for the win]” the Boulder Police Department said in a press release.

“While not a standard recommendation for auto theft prevention, a stick shift kept a thief in a stolen car from getting very far last Friday.”

Police confirmed to FOX News Digital that 26-year-old Amber Davis was arrested after failing to drive properly and crashing into a fire hydrant.

Law enforcement said they received a report of the crash on Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m., and quickly identified Davis.

Authorities said the 26-year-old woman had been arrested and released the day before on suspicion of stealing another car.

Police said she spotted the truck as she was walking, looked at her keys, got in the car and drove away.


Police confirmed to FOX News Digital that 26-year-old Amber Davis was arrested after failing to drive properly and crashing into a fire hydrant. Denver Post via Getty Images

Police said the plan failed because she didn’t know how to drive the truck’s manual transmission.

“Fortunately, no one was injured and the truck was quickly returned to its rightful owner,” the police said.

Davis was charged with second-degree motor vehicle theft/aggravated circumstances, careless driving, driving without a valid license, and felony failure to comply when colliding with an unoccupied vehicle or other object.

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