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.
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