Paul McPherson, of Hillside, accused of carjacking his own mother

A Hillside man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted his mother, stole her car and then stole another person’s car.

A Hillside man is accused of carjacking his

A Hillside man is accused of carjacking his own mother and trying to carjack another man. (Credit: File photo)

HILLSIDE - A Hillside man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted his mother, stole her car and then stole another person’s car.

Hillside police say that Paul McPherson, 22, ran out of his home on the 300 block of Yale Avenue as his 55-year-old mother arrived in her car on Tuesday. He then allegedly snatched the keys out of her hand, pushed her and punched her in the face.

McPherson then reportedly sped down Yale Avenue, lost control of the car and then crashed into a home on the 500 block of Yale Avenue, damaging the home’s foundation.

Police say that McPherson then approached another man, told him to get out of his car and punched him in the face. He reportedly did not steal that man’s car, but ran away on foot.

Hillside police were able to quickly find and arrest McPherson and charged him with assault and carjacking.

Both McPherson’s mother and the other victim were treated at the scene for injuries but did not go to the hospital.

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