Photos of suspected would-be car thieves, who couldn't drive stick shift, released
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Orlando police have released surveillance camera images of two suspects who attempted to carjack a vehicle near Orlando Regional Medical Center on South Orange Avenue last week.
On January 27, around 11:30 p.m., 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 standard transmission car.
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 ORMC in Downtown Orlando.
Bean, 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."
The suspects fled and investigators said they later used the victim's credit card at a McDonald's.
Anyone who recognizes the suspects is urged to call the Orlando Police Department or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).