Posted By: Kbremer
A road rage incident in Lincoln, helps police solve another crime.
Early Saturday morning around 1:30, police say 34–year–old Matthew Hurich pointed a pellet gun at a 20–year–old and her four friends in a car at the intersection of 48th and Cornhusker.
"I was just really scared and I just wanted to be out of view of it (the gun)," a witness said.
She wants to keep her identity hidden but she was one of the friends who was in the car.
She says it all started a couple blocks away near 48th and Adams after they wouldn't let Hurich cut in front of them when his lane ended.
She says he tailed them for a couple blocks, then yelled at them when they were all stopped at a light.
"He pointed a gun out the window, he had it like sitting on the windshield underneath his arm and then we like looked over and then he like just took off."
Investigators say the group of friends reported the crime and gave a good description of Hurich and his license plate number.
Police arrested him 20 minutes later after they say they found a pellet gun under his front seat. He was charged with terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
But it doesn't end there. During the investigation, officers say they connected Hurich's vehicle to a robbery that happened at 3:30 Friday morning.
"In that incident, a 27–year–old man was in the area of 40th and Prescott when he was robbed by two unknown men," Officer Katie Flood said. "One was armed with a handgun and they stole his Ipod and ATM card."
Police say they also arrested two more people for that robbery.
They say they found 26–year–old Sean Kennedy and 20–year–old Katelyn Theye at the Startlite Motel Saturday afternoon.
"It's fantastic we were able to make a quick arrest and also clear up a crime that we didn't even know was related," Officer Flood said.
Police say Kennedy was the man holding the gun in the armed robbery from Friday morning and Theye was the get away driver.