It sometimes pays to be short.
A 34-year-old woman inadvertently thwarted a carjacking early Thursday when she arrived at a South Omaha business to clean the building around 1:30 a.m. As she got out of her car near 33rd and L Streets, Omaha police said, she was approached by a man who pointed a gun at her and demanded the vehicle.
Police said the would-be carjacker tried to sit in the driver's seat but couldn't because of his size and because the driver's seat was moved forward, presumably so the woman could reach the gas and brake pedals.
The man apparently was unable to move the seat, police said, so he abandoned the car after having backed it up a few feet. He then fled from the area.