Alexander Katz and his underage girlfriend walked past a car with the keys left inside and decided to steal it. But Katz had never learned how to drive a stick and couldn't figure it out. His girlfriend knew how, so she tried to walk him through it step by step. Katz, apparently, is not a quick learner, so the couple panicked and ditched the car in a parking lot. They then ran to a nearby gas station and called a cab to take them away from the scene.
They panicked again when they saw police and fled on foot. The girlfriend was captured immediately. Katz remained on the run for a few hours before he was caught. Officers were able to track him down by gathering some information from the cab driver who'd picked them up.
Katz was arrested and charged with vehicle theft and failure to stop for law enforcement. His teenage girlfriend was released to her parents.