This is one for the dumb-ass-criminal's record book. This guy made the ultimate fail when he tried to steal a car he didn't know how to drive. The police in Houston say they have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with aggravated robbery after a carjacking attempt that failed last month.
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Edrick Harrison, 19, has been charged with robbery causing bodily injury after pulling a woman from her vehicle and trying to drive away in it. Police say the carjacking went wrong when Harrison failed to operate the stick shift and drive away from the location in the 3900 block of Creekmont Drive. Police say the woman was driving when she saw a car accident involving one of her friends at the intersection of Creekmont Drive and Rosslyn Street.
She then witnessed several people attempting to flee the scene and she began following them. When she returned to the original scene of the crash, Harrison ran up to her vehicle and assaulted her. Ripping open the door, Harrison struck her and pulled her out of the vehicle. He then tried to drive away with several other people, according to police. Harrison failed to steal the vehicle when he could not operate the manual transmission.
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He and the others then fled the scene on foot but left behind court documents from a previous arrest. So this is a double whammy failure because not only did Harrison fail to steal the manual transmission vehicle, but he also left behind key information that was used to identify him and link him to the crime. Police are still actively searching for Harrison, but he is still on the run. If you have any information that could lead to his arrest, police are asking you to contact the Houston Police Department Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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