Carjacking leads to arrest of hospital patient

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A hospital patient under psychiatric care will face a preliminary examination at 9 a.m. Friday in 19 District Court for charges including carjacking and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Paul Hubert Mullin of San Jose, Calif. was arraigned March 9 before 19th District Court Judge Richard Wygonik on charges of alleged carjacking, attempted home invasion, unlawful driving away an automobile, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon/felonious assault-motor vehicle, according to a Dearborn police press release.

Felonious assault with a motor vehicle is a four-year felony; carjacking carries a penalty of up to life in prison.

About 8 a.m. March 3, 46-year-old Mullin allegedly walked away from the Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center campus and asked the driver of a vehicle parked in front of Oakwood if he would drive him to a nearby hardware store, according to the release.

After the driver declined, Mullin allegedly tried to force the driver out of the car by attempting to pull his arm through the driver-side window. The driver escaped unharmed, while Mullin was said to have left Oakwood and attempted to enter the front door of a house on Oakwood Boulevard.

The resident of the house called police and before they arrived, Mullin allegedly walked to a nearby gas station and stole a vehicle that was left at the pump with the keys in the ignition.

Dearborn Heights police arrested Mullin in the area of Southfield and Ecorse.