Why Can’t I Bolt In This Bolt?

Cory Allen Patrick and I have something in common. Neither one of us knows how to drive an electric car.

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.”

How much getting used to? Not much, from the sounds of it. The differences between this Bolt and a regular car basically come down to the way it handles and pushing a button.

But the button wasn’t Patrick’s only problem. He also had to deal with a machete-carrying witness. Patrick, who still remembered how to run, promptly did so upon seeing him. He was soon found hiding in some grass and arrested.

He’s charged with robbery by assault, a second-degree felony that could potentially net him a 20 year prison sentence.

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