Knoxville attempted carjacking ends due to lack of driving skill

Knoxville attempted carjacking ends due to lack of driving skills

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two Knoxville teenagers were arrested early Monday morning after the vehicle they attempted to carjack stalled out.

Police say the victim was stopped at a red light on Davida Lane at Merchants drive around 1:30 a.m. when the suspects walked to his car and asked for a cigarette.

The victim says one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and ordered him out of the car.

Both suspects tried to drive off, but the car stalled because they could not drive a stick shift.

The suspects both ran off, but officers were able to catch up with them on Clinton Highway.

Jamel Wilson, 18, and a 15-year-old accomplice were charged with aggravated robbery.

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