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* Paul Patrick Kirwan San Mateo Parolee Sent to Prison for Carjacking

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A Millbrae parolee who attacked one woman and injured another in a carjacking in San Mateo earlier this year was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Thursday. Paul Patrick Kirwan, 43, was denied probation and sentenced to 8 years and 8 months in prison with 250 days credit for time served, according to the district attorney’s office. He was also ordered to pay restitution totaling more than $28,000 to the victims. Kirwan approached a woman driving out of her underground work garage at 3 p.m. on March 23 and demanded that she give him her car.

The victim jumped out of the car with the keys and ran, but then fell to the ground.  Kirwan grabbed the keys and took the car from her. He sped through the parking garage and attempted to exit through a one-way entrance. He slammed into the front of another woman’s car at the entrance several times times in an attempt to get her out of the way, injuring her in the process.  After reversing through a security gate, Kirwan abandoned the car a block away and fled on foot, before being apprehended by police.

At the time of his arrest he was intoxicated and was carrying cocaine. Kirwan was found guilty in October of charges including carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor hit and run and misdemeanor drunk driving.

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