BOSTON (CBS) – A 26-year-old Everett man faced a judge on Friday, accused of robbing a liquor store, stealing an Uber car and then striking a pedestrian.
Jonathan Pagan of Everett, who has a lengthy criminal record, was held on $100,000 bail during his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court following the incident on Thursday night.
He is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a car, and larceny under $250.
Investigators say Pagan is one of two suspects who went into the Wild Duck last night, and stole some alcohol.
Then, when they came back out, they jumped into an Uber car, a Honda Accord, that was sitting unoccupied with the engine running near the intersection of Washington and Essex streets.
But, according to police, they only got about 150 feet.
The car hopped a curb about a block away, and hit a pedestrian before crashing close to nearby businesses, according to investigators.
The Accord’s front end was smashed.
The woman who was hit suffered a broken leg, and began screaming.
Luke Tibinis, a passerby, ran after Pagan, tackled him, and held Pagan until police arrived.
“I saw a guy just sprinting, so I immediately dropped all my things, ran after him,” Tibinis said.
He said the woman who was hit was “really lucky” to survive.
“She’s really, really lucky, because that car was going fast enough to kill her,” Tibinis said. “She flew about 20 feet, after she bounced off the hood, and he hit the building, thank God, because if he didn’t, he would have run her over.”
The second suspect fled on foot.
Pagan is due back in court on March 22 for a pre-trial hearing.