Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man's bid to carjack a Porsche earlier this year failed because he can't drive a stick shift.

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Eighteen-year-old Anthony Reynolds pleaded guilty Monday to a motor vehicle theft. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced Jan. 22.

Prosecutors say Reynolds and an accomplice were driving in a stolen BMW when they came up behind a Porsche 911 Turbo in Newark in March.

Reynolds, who was brandishing a .38 caliber revolver, ordered the Porsche owner out of the car. But his accomplice, who remains at large, took off in the BMW, leaving Reynolds to struggle with the Porsche's manual transmission.

The Porsche's owner flagged down police and Reynolds tried to flee on foot. But he was captured after a brief chase.

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