UPDATE 11/5/08 – David Welker has rejected a plea deal that would have sentenced him to 40 years with a minimum of ten years in prison for the rape of a woman in April in a Wal-Mart parking lot.Â Welker rejected the deal, saying that he is innocent. He is scheduled for trial beginning December 8.
Orlando, Fla. - If enough bad shit cannot already happen to you while shopping at Wal-Mart, one woman experienced more than long lines, rude customers and absent employees. This woman happened to meet with David Welker, 24. Welker had been waiting in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart for 30 minutes when this woman arrived at 6:15 a.m. with her 15-month-old daughter. As she exited her vehicle, Welker ordered her back into her car at gunpoint, drove her and her daughter to the back of the store and raped the mother in front of the child.
Welker reclined the front passenger seat and ordered the woman to lie facedown. He then raped her while she looked at her child in the car seat behind her. The entire time Welker pressed a .25-caliber pistol against the 15-month-old toddler.
Investigators said Welker then locked her in her trunk, stole her credit card and left. What Felker didn’t know was that the trunk did not latch and the woman was able to get out, drive home and call police. Felker, an idiot as well as an asshole, was caught on a nearby ATM surveillance camera successfully withdrawing money from the victim’s account. Within one hour of releasing the surveillance footage, Orange County detectives questioned and arrested Felker.
Felker was arrested as he left a restaraunt with a femal companion after recieving a tip from Crimeline from someone who told them he would be at that location.
“I think the sex crimes squad is very confident that this is the man. I mean, he has a billboard basically on his arm. The tattoos were there. I think they’re very confident that they have a suspect there in this case,” Jim Solomons of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. “We got a tip. We got a tip that led us to the southside of Orange County. An individual that told us that this individual would be exiting a restaurant with a female companion. Our felony squad, along with our sex crimes investigators, who pretty much worked this case around the clock, responded to that location and indeed took a man into custody. He’s currently being questioned in connection with the robbery and sexual assault that occurred in the Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday morning.”
So hats off to the quick work of the Orange County police and all who were involved with this quick arrest, and a big, hearty “Fuck You” to the idiot rapist, David Welker.
Oh, and thanks, So Jaded
Video report from WESH Channel 2 News:
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