Posted on January 11, 2018

Wife of Man Attacked by Teens During Carjacking Speaks with WJZ About His Recovery

Jonathan McCallJanuary, WJZ-TV, January 9, 2018

The wife of a Baltimore County man who was attacked during a carjacking talks to WJZ about the vicious attack that now has four teens behind bars.

Right now, Baltimore County police are looking for two other teens still wanted in connection with the carjacking that left a man seriously injured.

Police aren’t saying how they connected the dots, but we now know that a Comcast worker caught the entire incident on video.

The victim, identified as 69-year-old Jim Willinghan, is still recovering at Shock Trauma, but his wife says he will be moved to another facility to undergo six months of rehab for his broken pelvis.

Last Wednesday morning, Baltimore County police say six teens viciously carjacked, assaulted, and drove over Willinghan.


The most serious was a broken pelvis, which happened when the teens drove over him before taking off.

“It’s going to be a slow-going process. My husband can’t walk right now, and he’s got a big bruise on his back, slight internal bleeding,” Willinghan’s wife said.

Neighbors call the attack senseless, and say they’re now on guard.


Willinghan’s wife says he will be at Shock Trauma for 10 more days, before being moved to another facility to start the rehab.

Three of the teens arrested in this case are being charged as adults, for attempted murder, assault, carjacking, and other charges.

69-year-old Jim Willinghan (above) and three of his attackers