Update November 11, 5:02 p.m. — Judge Barbara Dawkins set bail for Nixon at $80,000 and ordered him to go onto electronic monitoring if he can post a 10% deposit.
A Will County man has been charged with carjacking a Chicago political operative and radio host in Bronzeville on Tuesday morning, police said. Aurora police arrested William Nixon, 28, after the victim, Maze Jackson, directed them to the location of his stolen iPhone, which was inside the car.
“I want all the carjackers to get 100 years,” Jackson said on his radio show Wednesday.
He told his listeners that he was waiting for a red light to change near State and 25th streets when a large uniform delivery truck bumped into the back of his car, a Porsche Panamera.
Jackson said that when he got out of his car to exchange information, the truck’s driver hopped into the Porsche’s driver’s seat. The uniform truck had been reported stolen about 25 minutes earlier in suburban Dolton, according to a police report.
Jackson told listeners he fought with the man, who only managed to get away because he lost his grip on the carjacker when chunks of the offender’s hair came out in his hands.
“You can kiss that car goodbye,” was the takeaway Jackson got from his conversation with Chicago cops at the scene.
He said his wife picked him up and drove him home. That’s when he saw his laptop and realized all was not lost.
“When God has you, ain’t nothin’ no man can do,” Jackson told his listeners.
He used the laptop to track his iPhone, which was still pinging inside the Porsche.
Jackson said he called a phone number on the Aurora Police Department’s website and spent the next 20 minutes helping the cops zero in on the phone.
As officers approached the Porsche, they saw a man who matched a description of the carjacker running nearby. Cops arrested him after he tried to carjack another driver outside a fast food restaurant, according to a post on the Aurora PD Facebook page.
Nixon is charged with vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He is due in bond court Thursday.