However, the carjacking was thwarted by the fact that the car in question had a dead battery and the owner was standing next to it with jumper cables in his hands, trying to obtain a jump-start.
Two bright criminals commandeered the victim’s keys and got into his vehicle. They then tried to start the car "with negative results," according to the police report.
Ya gotta love the efficient wording of police reports.
The unsuccessful duo then took off... perhaps looking for a victim whose car was not so obviously broken down.