Police: Man tried to hijack electric car but couldn’t drive it Story Highlights Cory Patrick smashed a car window and attacked the driver at an intersection, affidavit said. Patrick was unable to escape because he couldn’t drive electric the Chevy Bolt car, affidavit said. A man tried to hijack an electric car during a violent confrontation with its owner in Austin on Saturday but couldn’t escape because he didn’t know how to drive it, according to an arrest affidavit. Cory Allen Patrick, 28, of Austin, was charged with robbery by assault, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The incident happened at the intersection of Gynerium Drive and Tom Kemp Lane in a part of Austin that is in Williamson County, the affidavit said. The owner of a 2017 Chevy Bolt told police he had stopped at a stop sign at the intersection when a man, later identified as Patrick, approached his driver’s-side window, the affidavit said. It said the driver rolled down the window and that Patrick yelled “get out of the car.” The driver rolled up the window but Patrick then smashed it, climbed inside and attacked the driver, the document said. The driver struggled with Patrick but then got out of the car because “he did not want to die over a car,” the affidavit said. Patrick then attempted to drive away but couldn’t because he didn’t know how to drive an electric car, according to the document. It said the owner of the car later told police, who were alerted at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, that “his vehicle cannot be driven like a normal vehicle and takes some getting used to.” A nearby witness told police he saw Patrick assaulting the owner of the car, so he grabbed a machete and ran over to help the victim, the affidavit said. The witness said as soon as Patrick saw the machete, he got out of the car, according to the document. It said the witness followed Patrick until police arrived. Police found Patrick in some nearby grass and arrested him, the affdavit said.I Patrick was being held in the Williamson County Jail on Tuesday with bail set at $20,000.