Radio host Maze Jackson's Porsche carjacked in South Loop; Homer Glen man charged

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Radio host Maze Jackson is rarely at a loss for words, but the theft of his Porsche left him speechless.

"Here I am minding my business in the middle of the day, just getting off work, and he has the audacity to try and steal my car," Jackson said.

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William Nixon, 28, of Homer Glen is now charged with vehicular hijacking, allegedly using a stolen truck to rear-end Jackson in the South Loop. When he got out to exchange insurance information, Jackson said Nixon hopped into his Porsche.

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"So I jump in the car, and we start to scuffle. There's a brawl. We start punching and fighting," he said. "The one thing he did say was 'The apocalypse is coming. And I'm sorry, I gotta steal your Porsche!' And I was kind of like, OK."

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The vehicle sped off with Jackson's cell phone inside, which allowed police to track the car to Aurora. There, Nixon was arrested after a foot chase, during which he allegedly attempted another carjacking.

Jackson admitted he let his guard down.

"Every story I've seen is of a 14- or 15-year-old Black kid as a carjacker, and so shame on me," he said.

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Jackson credited law enforcement for the recovery of his vehicle, and said it was important to share his story at a time when police have come under fire for the surge in carjackings.
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