ABINGTON, Pa. (CBS) – A Philadelphia man who has already spent more than half his 55 years behind bars is headed back to prison for at least 35 more years, for abducting and terrorizing a young waitress he ambushed outside an Abington restaurant last year.
Judge William Furber told Reginald McNeill he is “probably more dangerous than any defendant” he’s ever met during his nearly twenty years on the bench.
He sentenced McNeill to 35 to 70 years in prison on kidnapping, robbery, and attempted rape charges (see related story).
Montgomery County prosecutor Matthew Quigg called it a horrific, heinous crime committed by someone who had no regard for the rights of others.
“He’s going out robbing somebody, looking to rape somebody,” Quigg says of McNeill, “and at that point in time he needs to be warehoused for the rest of his life. He needs to spend the rest of his life behind bars.”
McNeill waited for the 20-year-old victim to leave her job at Kitchen Bar in July of last year, pepper sprayed and restrained her, then forced her into her car at knifepoint. He terrorized her during an eight-mile trip into Philadelphia before she was able to escape from the car.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060