Suspect in Deadly Carjacking Hit-and-Run Has Dozens of Prior Arrests

The man accused of stealing a truck and running down its owner in a shocking scene on a busy street in Brooklyn Monday has been arrested dozens of times before. 

Joshua Colon, 24, was taken into custody on murder, robbery and grand larceny charges Monday. 

Colon was seen being led in handcuffs out of the 72nd precinct late Monday night. 

As he was walking out of the precinct, one reporter asked, "How would your mom feel about this?" Colon responded: "How would your mother feel?"

He didn't respond to any other reporter questions.

Police say Colon has a long rap sheet. He has been arrested 30 times in the past, mostly for drug offenses and grand larceny.

Colon was arrested at a residence where he was hiding out nearby after the carjacking, police say. 

Earlier Monday, Phil Dellegrazie was near his idling truck in front of his Greenwood Heights business, A & D Iron Works, when a carjacker jumped in the vehicle and took off, authorities and witnesses said.

Dellegrazie chased down the thief and caught up with him at 22nd Street and Fourth Avenue. The 63-year-old tried to get back into the truck's cab but was pushed to the ground.

The carjacker then took off, crushing the man in the process. The driver then drove the wrong way up 22nd Street and hit a white Lexus SUV that witnesses said was trying to follow the stolen truck down the busy street.

The carjacker then ran away from the scene, witnesses and police say.

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