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Man tries to steal car with a gun, runs away after realizing it's a stick shift

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Man tries to steal car with a gun, runs away after realizing it's a stick shift. (Stock photo: MGN)

A would-be armed carjacker decided to run off after realizing the car he was about to steal was a stick shift.

West Valley City police say the attempted carjacking happened at approximately midnight Tuesday morning as a man was getting into his car at 6772 West Kings Estate Dr.

The victim told police a man flashed what appeared to be a gun and got inside his vehicle.

Once the suspect got inside, he realized it was a stick shift, which he couldn't drive, and took off running from the scene.

Police are investigating.