Police were determined to nab Jose Carrasquillo, the suspect wanted in connection with the vicious rape of an 11-year-old girl on her way to school Monday. Neighbors got to him first and beat him up so bad he needed a machine to help him breath and was in critical condition Wednesday morning
Several men, including two teens, spotted Carrasquillo and confronted him, according to Philly.com.
"Hey, yo! You raped this girl," one of the teens yelled at the suspect, 16-year old Kris Torres told the Inquirer. "No. I have a daughter myself," Carrasquillo said, according to Torres.
Torres said the teens, including himself, started hitting Carrasquillo because they were convinced he was the guy. "We just pounded on him because we wanted him arrested," said Torres.
Carrasquillo kept saying he didn't do it. He tried to get away but couldn't and then more and more people crowded around the teens, egging them on.
"I was saying, 'He wants to rape babies? Kill him!'" said Linda Steeves who watched the mob scene from her front porch. "Everybody was applauding."
Police pulled up to what they thought was a street fight and took him into custody and then to the hospital.
Carrasquillo, 26, was named as a suspect in the case Wednesday morning. Physical evidence linked him to the crime scene
A sketch of the suspect and a photo of the sunglasses found at the scene were released Monday evening. The Fraternal Order of Police offered a $10,000 reward in the case and said they'd hand the money over within an hour of Carrasquillo's arrest.