A stolen poodle, a chef mowed down and car thefts were all a part of man’s alleged crime spree in Philadelphia. Now, the suspect faces a host of charges.
On July 27, Kareem Welton, 41, went on a crime spree that started with him trying to rob a hospital’s public safety officer of her bike, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Welton then went to a nearby area, where he stole a Chevrolet Malibu, prosecutors said. He then stole Legend, a 5-year-old Maltese Poodle mix.
Welton drove down Broad Street in Philadelphia, where he hit a motorcycle and injured two people, prosecutors said.
The suspect then drove on the sidewalk and hit and injured one person. He also hit and killed Adriana Moreno-Sanchez, according to prosecutors. Welton stole her chef’s jacket and abandoned the car.
He then went down the street and tried to rob a car. He was unsuccessful until he went down another street and robbed another car.
Welton got behind the wheel and then hit, and severely injured, a jogger, according to prosecutors.
The spree ended with an arrest, prosecutors.
Welton was arraigned this week on a host of charges, including first-degree murder. He has been held in jail on $2 million bond since his July arrest.