Hitchhiker hits good Samaritan, steals his car


A 17-year-old Glen Burnie youth reported to state police that he offered a hitchhiker a ride late Saturday night, only to be punched in the face and have his car stolen.

William Jayson Young of the 1200 block of Wilson Road told police that he picked up a hitchhiker on Race Road about 11:40 p.m. Shortly thereafter, he was told to stop his 1989 Ford Mustang and was hit in the face, according to state police at the Glen Burnie barracks.

Mr. Young tried to confront the man and was knocked to the ground. The hitchhiker then sped away in the car, police said.

State police recovered the car, which had a broken window, nearby close to Race and Dorsey roads. A complete description of the suspect was unavailable yesterday.

Hospital gives details of birthday celebration

The nation celebrates it's birthday tomorrow and North Arundel Hospital begins the celebration of its 30th birthday Wednesday.

At 2 p.m., the hospital will unveil its new rooftop sign featuring its new logo, a time capsule will be lowered into the ground and a reception will be held for invited guests in the Third Floor Conference Room.

Throughout the week the hospital staff will be recognizing the anniversary in several ways. There will be a "Texas" barbecue party in the cafeteria. The Peri-Operative Department will conduct an open house Sunday, and free parking will be available all week in the hospital's parking garage.

For more information contact the public relations department at 787-4367.

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