Man gets 7 years for carjacking Chicago radio talk show host

William Nixon (inset) and Maze Jackson | CPD; Facebook

CHICAGO — “I want all the carjackers to get 100 years,” Maze Jackson told his Chicago radio listeners after his Porsche was hijacked at a red light two years ago. On Wednesday, his carjacker was sentenced to 93 fewer years than Jackson had hoped.

William Nixon, 30, pleaded guilty to vehicular hijacking on Wednesday before Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan in exchange for a seven-year sentence, according to court records.

Jackson was stopped at a red light at 25th and State when a large uniform delivery truck bumped into the back of his Porsche Panamera on November 9, 2021.

When he got out of the Porsche to exchange information, the truck’s driver hopped into the Porsche’s driver’s seat. Jackson told his listeners he fought with the hijacker. But Jackson lost his grip when chunks of Nixon’s hair came out in his hands. The Porsche sped away with Nixon behind the wheel.

“You can kiss that car goodbye,” was Jackson’s takeaway from his conversation with the Chicago cops who responded to his 911 call. 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 in Aurora. Jackson said he called a phone number on the Aurora Police Department’s website and spent 20 minutes helping the cops zero in on the phone.

As officers approached the Porsche, they saw a man who matched the 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.

The uniform truck that hit Jackson’s car had been reported stolen about 25 minutes earlier in suburban Dolton, according to a police report.

Nixon’s anticipated parole date has not been announced. The state will reduce his sentence by 50% for good behavior, and he’ll receive 694 days of credit earned in Cook County jail.

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