Not knowing how to drive an electric car could land buy you a one-way ticket to prison, especially if you’re bent on stealing it. Recently, an Austin carjacker got nabbed by the authorities after he tried to steal a car while the driver was stopped in traffic.
Austin Carjacker Fled After He Saw a Man with a Machete
An Austin man is very lucky to be alive, following an incident which took place on the 24th of February, at approximately 11:00 a.m., just north of State Highway 45. According to the victim’s testimony, while stopping at a traffic light near the Tim Kemp Drive and Gynerium Drive, an unidentified individual walked up to his car and tapped on his window.
The man rolled down the window in order to talk to the individual, later identified as 28-year-old Corey Allen Patrick. Allegedly, Patrick calmly told the man to get out of his vehicle. Fearing for his life, the man rolled up the window and attempted to drive away.
Patrick smashed the driver’s window, went inside the car, and started punching the man. The victim managed to get out of the vehicle and was later found by the authorities laying on a dirt mound with multiple cuts and bruises.
Reportedly, after the man got out of the car, the Austin carjacker attempted to drive away in his car but couldn’t keep the vehicle steady on the road. The victim later told the authorities that the car was electric and it takes some time to get used to driving it.
When he saw that he couldn’t drive off in the stolen car, Patrick stopped. A motorist witnessing the scene got out of his car and ran towards the Austin carjacker with a machete in his hands. Patrick panicked and fled, only to be taken into custody later that day.
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