Dearborn police say Oakwood Hospital patient went on crime spree

Paul Mullin accused of carjacking, attempted home invasion


DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn police said a patient being evaluated at Oakwood Hospital for psychiatric issues walked away from the hospital and went on a crime spree.

Police said 48-year-old Paul Hubert Mullin, a California man, left the hospital March 3 and asked a driver nearby if he would drive him to a hardware store. When the driver refused, Mullin allegedly grabbed the driver by the arm, unlocked the car door and tried to pull the driver out, police said.  The driver was able to escape with his car.

Mullin then went to a house on Oakwood Street and tried to break into it, but someone at home called police.

Before police were able to get there, Mullin went to a nearby gas station and stole a car that had been left at the pumps with the keys in the ignition, police said.

Police said hospital security tried to box Mullin in their cars, but he rammed their cars and took off down the Southfield Freeway service drive.

He was arrested shortly after.

Mullin is charged with carjacking, attempted home invasion, unlawful driving and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon/felonious assault with a motor vehicle.

His bond was set at $100,000. He's due back in court for a preliminary exam on March 23.