A man is behind bars after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home, kidnapped her fiancé and then led police on a wild chase across I-76.
Police say 24-year-old Keith Morrison of West Philadelphia entered a home on the 100 block of Holstein Road in Upper Merion on Tuesday around 8 a.m. According to investigators, Morrison found a shotgun inside the house which belonged to the homeowner.
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Using the shotgun, Morrison allegedly robbed a woman, tied her up and then kidnapped her fiancé. He then left the home with the fiancé after stealing the woman’s orange BMW, according to investigators.
The woman managed to free herself and call police.
According to investigators, Morrison forced the man to drive to an ATM at the Wawa on Route 23 in Conshohocken and make several cash withdrawals. He then allegedly forced the man to drive back to his home.
As the suspect and victim drove back, a responding police officer spotted the BMW. Police say the BMW pulled into a SEPTA train station lot in Gulph Mills and then fled the scene when the officer tried to stop it. The officer pursued the BMW northbound on South Gulph Road until it pulled into the parking lot of the Universal Health Services building.
Police say Morrison then jumped out of the BMW and fled on foot as more officers chased after him. Morrison allegedly ran towards I-76, climbed a fence, hopped the center divider and scaled the concrete sound barrier. He then ran onto Bob White Road where officers were finally able to catch up to him and apprehend him.
The kidnapping victim was found unharmed inside the BMW. Police say they also found cash and the shotgun inside the car.
Morrison is charged with robbery, kidnapping, burglary, simple assault and other related offenses.
Keith Morrision (Credit: Upper Merion Police)