Porsche Thief Foiled By Stick Shift Gets 55 Months


NEWARK, N.J., (UPI) — A New Jersey man was sentenced to 55 months in jail for carjacking a manual transmission Porsche that it turned out he was unable to drive.

Anthony Reynolds, 18, of Newark, was sentenced Monday in a federal court in Newark after pleading guilty in September to a charge of theft of a motor vehicle by force, violence and intimidation, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Tuesday.

Reynolds admitted to the court he was a passenger in a stolen BMW when it pulled up behind a 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo in Newark. Reynolds exited the car, displayed a .38-caliber handgun to the driver of the Porsche and ordered him to exit the vehicle.

The driver fled on foot and flagged down a passing police officer.

The accomplice drove off in the BMW and Reynolds attempted to drive away in the Porsche, but soon discovered he could not work the six-speed manual transmission.

The car stalled out and Reynolds attempted to flee on foot, but was caught by police.

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