Stick shift thwarts car thieves in Madison


MADISON, Wis. (WTVO) — A stick shift dumbounded car thieves in Madison Thursday morning, preventing a car theft, police say.

The Madison Police Department says the thieves entered a home on Celebration Parkway by using a garage door opener found inside the unlocked vehicle.

The thieves stole a purse and car keys, and started the car but could not operate it because they didn’t know how to operate a manual transmission.

The purse was found inside another stolen vehicle, which was found in Waunakee.


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