Florida Man Allegedly Tries to Carjack Elderly Man, Realizes He Can’t Drive Stick Shift Vehicle: Deputies

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  • Alexander was spotted a short distance later and placed under arrest.

A Central Florida man found himself behind bars after police say he tried to steal a car from an elderly man – only to realize he didn’t know how to drive the stick shift vehicle.

News outlets say 25-year-old Jaelyn Alexander attempted to carjack the victim on Tuesday in Orlando before he realized that he couldn’t drive the manual transmission car and stealing another vehicle and fleeing the scene.

Alexander was spotted a short distance later and placed under arrest.

Orange County Sheriff’s officials say he will be charged with carjacking, battery on a person over the age of 65 and grand theft.

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