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Armed teens try to steal elderly woman's car, can't drive stick

The three Seattle teens tried to steal the woman’s car Saturday

By Linzi Sheldon

SEATTLE — Three teens tried to steal a Seattle woman’s car Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t because none of them knew how to drive a stick shift.

“I got a five speed in there,” Nancy Fredrickson, 70, said. “They couldn't figure out how to get it going!”

Fredrickson said she had just walked around the back of her KIA to get something from the trunk when she heard someone demanding her keys. At first she thought it was a joke; then, she saw the gun.

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