NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man whose bid to carjack a Porsche failed because he couldn’t drive a stick shift is now headed to prison.

Anthony Reynolds of Newark received a 55-month sentence Monday. He had pleaded guilty last September to motor vehicle theft.

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Prosecutors said Reynolds, 18, and an accomplice were traveling in a stolen BMW when they came up behind a Porsche 911 Turbo in Newark in March 2012.

Armed with a .38 caliber revolver, Reynolds ordered the Porsche owner out of the car, prosecutors said. But his accomplice took off in the BMW, leaving Reynolds to struggle with the Porsche’s manual transmission.

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The Porsche’s owner flagged down police and Reynolds tried to flee on foot.

He was captured after a brief chase.

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