Skip to comments.Gun Held To Baby's Head During Wal-Mart Rape, Report Says [FL]
Posted on 04/11/2008 9:07:46 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 24-year-old man held a gun to the head of a 15-month-old girl while he raped her mother for 25 minutes in a Wal-Mart parking lot, according to an arrest report.
David Welker is accused of raping a woman in broad daylight at a Wal-Mart parking lot located on John Young Parkway after forcing her into her car at gunpoint.
The gun was placed against the child as Welker raped the woman twice, Thursday's arrest report said.
The document also said "he ordered her to dump out her purse. He then took her cellular phone, her debit card" and $70 in cash.
Tip Led To Arrest
Crimeline tips led detectives to Welker after photos apparently showing him at an ATM were released to the public earlier in the week.
"This is huge," Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Mankewich said. "Obviously, he caused fear in a lot of people over the last day and a half. We needed him off the streets."
Detectives said they have a solid case against Welker. Investigators said they found a gun and a sport utility vehicle believed to have been used in the crime.
"We have (also) recovered the jacket he was wearing when the picture was shown and he was trying to hide his face," Mankewich said.
Attack Caught On Video
Deputies said Welker was sitting around the Wal-Mart looking for a target before the attack.
"We have him on video up to a half-hour before this crime occurred just sitting in front of the store looking around, checking out his surroundings, then he chose his victim that he wanted," Mankewich said.
Welker robbed the woman, locked her in the trunk of her vehicle and drove off in a sport utility vehicle, deputies said. The woman escaped from the trunk, drove home and called 911, deputies said.
"She had a baby with her, so it made for a perfect target. She's not going to resist with a 1-year-old baby in her arms," Mankewich said. "She did the right thing. She survived the encounter, and she's able to talk to us and give us a description of this guy."
The child was not harmed.
"That just totally scares me to death," shopper Cindy Isbell said. "It's terrifying. I don't know what I would do."
Arrested 27 Times
Meanwhile, Local 6 has learned that Welker has been arrested 27 times before being taken into custody in connection with the Wal-Mart attack.
When he was 18-years-old, he was arrested twice on theft charges.
Other charges include battery on an elderly or disabled person and grand theft auto. But this is Welker's first sex crime arrest, Local 6 reported.
"This guy has been through the system so many times, he knows not to talk to the police about anything," Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Mankewich said
I have the rope.
This is the type of guy where the old Southern saying comes into play - “He needed killin”
...and some people object to the death penalty.
What do you want to bet Wally’s World will get sued ... they have those video cams to security ... what were they doing?????
But let’s guess that since he had a gun, more gun-control is the answer.
What does this guy have to do to spend more than a few months behind bars? Hopefully this time they'll throw away the key, but I'm not exactly confident about that happening.
They are not monitored 24 hours a day.
“Meanwhile, Local 6 has learned that Welker has been arrested 27 times before being taken into custody in connection with the Wal-Mart attack.”
It's a good thing the Florida judges are so strict with these kinds of criminals. Maybe they'll give him another suspended sentence for his 28th arrest.
Broad daylight...in a WALMART parking lot?...and raped her for 25 MINUTES!
I just don’t know what to say...
Eye for an eye.
Notify the local populace that all charges have been dropped and that he will be released at (date), (time) and (place). This creep would make good gator food.
Where are the men of this country? Do people just not care. I look in every car I walk by.
Castrate - then hang....
A better way to put it, perhaps, would be that "Democrats let this predator go 27 times." They might as well raped the woman themselves.
I say we use that rope to drag him behind a car. The rope being attached to his.... I think you know!!
On the bright side this POS will be raped in prison more times the he raped this poor women. Good thing the child is probably too young to remember this.
Now the 24 year-old rapist has been arrested for the 28th time in his 24 years.
How many times was this guy convicted? If that number is more than two, why was he out on the streets at all?
How about we build a prison all along the border with Mexico? That way the walls of the prison can form a nifty fence. We can let illegal aliens caught in the US in on our side and out on the other, and use the leftover space to incarcerate animals like this for the rest of their natural lives.
Time to pull the plug...he lost his right to be part of the human race a while ago.
No, shred him feet first.
We go to DisneyWorld once a year and I don’t think that area is particularly a bad neighborhood or anything is it?
Some days I’m willing to do away with our Republic completely... as long as I get to be Queen. Oh, the fun I’d have with people like this.
“shred him feet first”............, very, very, sloooooooooowly.
She got lucky that he didn't drive away in her car and murder her and her child.
His parents must be sooooo proud.
If this were my kid I'd kill him myself.
'Gators gotta eat, too...
...I figure about 25 minutes in a Wal-Mart parking lot ought to do the trick.
Lock him up with some death row inmates, let them know what he did to this baby, then turn off the security cameras and have the guards take a realllllllllllllllllly long break.
Save MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars this way, and like the law says, justice will be swift!!
Prayers for the mom and the baby—despite what the story said, both will be traumatized by this for a very long time. :*(
Castrate, shove ‘em down his F@cking throat, drive him to the desert, shoot him in the gut so he dies a slow painful death. There, fixed it.
“”””arrested 27 times””””
This was his 28th. The next one will be his 29th. The one after that will be his 30th.....
....and he knows damn well that nothing is going to happen to him. The ONLY way this scum will ever face justice is if, while commiting crime #38, he will attack the wrong woman who happens to have a .38 in her bag. That is the ONLY way this scum will stop. The courts sure as hell are not going to stop him.
Welker has been arrested 27 times
Gun. Bullet. Head.
I second the motion..
All in favor say “aye”.
Very poor reporting. Where is the paragraph dedicated to how rough he had it as a child? His dad left home, mom beat him, he suffers with ADD, ADHD, blah.. blah.. blah.. ??
Welkers roommate is sticking by her friend. I think the charges are ridiculous, said Brandi Phillips. Even if he did do it and had some proof I just know Ive known him for four years and hes been a good guy.”
Here is another ecample of what the schools are raising these days.
This woman continues to call Welker her “friend”.
She says- even if there is PROOF, she won’t believe it.
This woman needs to be retrained on how to pick a roommate and she needs to be prevented from trying th marry the guy while he is in prison.
Talk about a great guest for the Maury Povich Show!!!!!!
I frankly think this is a perfect example of how we have bred the survival gene out of the last 2 generations..
But emasculate him first.
Battery on an elderly person?
See, this is where I don’t understand the system at all.
In my book, anyone who beats on an elderly person would never be out of prison, unless it is self defense in some way. Never.
I don’t know where we ever got the idea that violent bullies should be allowed out on the streets in any capacity.
Orlando is a dump! Come to Anaheim. Disney Land is much better.
teather one leg and let rape victims start flinging sharp stones...!
Game. Set. Match.
And those ‘some people’ are usually demoncraps worried about losing a constituent.
I’ll be waiting for what Mike Farrell has to say on this.