A delivery driver was robbed of a food order and would have lost his car as well, but none of the three robbers knew how to drive a manual transmission, Springfield, Massachusetts police said.
The delivery driver told police he had stopped at about 10:15 p.m. to deliver an order and called the number on the order to say he had arrived. Moments later, he was rushed by three men, one of whom had a knife.
They demanded the food and his car keys, said Sgt. John Delaney, aide to Police Commissioner William Fitchet.
“The trio jumped into his car and attempted to steal it, but not one of them knew how to drive a stick-shift car,” he said.
Delaney said that after some arguing among themselves, they ran off down the street with the food.
The only description provided by police was very limited. The suspects were described as black men in dark clothing and baseball caps.
The incident remains under investigation.