A Corvette owner said he was almost carjacked at gun point, but the would-be thieves ran away, because they couldn't figure out how to drive his car.
It was just after 11 o'clock at night, when Randolph Bean was waiting for his wife to get out of work. That's when two men took him by surprise while he was inside his bright, yellow Corvette. It was parked outside Orlando Regional Medical Center in Downtown Orlando.
According to the police report, one of the men had a gun. "He started yanking on the door and made me open the door. He kind of flung it open and dragged me out and demanded that I get on the ground... face down, so I couldn't look at him of course."
Randolph, 51, said one of the thieves pointed a gun at him while asking how to use the car. "They apparently couldn't start it. I had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it's a standard transmission."
Reports state, the suspects finally gave up and ran away, leaving Randolph on the ground. Police tried searching for the men, but they took off, "My first thought was I guess we don't have driver's ed. in school anymore because no one knows how to drive a stick. And my second thing was, don't shoot me because you can't start the car. I'm trying to help you out here. You know. Thankfully they didn't."
I once saw a guy try to hot wire a truck in my sister's apartment complex. I didn't see it, at first. I was parked with my back towards him, and an old guy in his briefs runs outside with a magnum revolver. At first glance it seemed like he was walking towards me, but went around and walked to the car jacker. Turns out it was his truck being hot wired. You tend to witness things at odd moments. Does anyone have their own random story witnessing a crime?