16-year-old threatens Taco John’s employees with gun, arrested

LPD arrested and referred the 16-year-old for terroristic threats, possessing a firearm by a prohibited juvenile offender, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln police arrested and referred a 16-year-old after threatening multiple people with a gun at a Taco John’s in north Lincoln.

A witness reported to police around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 of two males in a Ford Escort threatening employees in the drive-thru at Taco John’s at 3301 N. 27th Street.

The witness says the driver then pointed a gun through the drive-thru window and then ran inside the restaurant with the passenger of the vehicle.

The suspects left the restaurant before officers arrived. Employees told officers the driver of the vehicle was a 16-year-old ex-boyfriend of one of the Taco John’s employees. The employees also told officers the 16-year-old had a cellphone, not a gun.

Shortly after 7 p.m., officers went back to the restaurant after a 22-year-old and a 39-year-old reported being threatened with a gun by the 16-year-old suspect. The two told officers they were afraid the 16-year-old was going to shoot them.

Before officers arrived, the suspects left the area again.

On Jan. 12, investigators located the Ford Escort in the 1600 block of B Street and developed probable cause to search the vehicle.

Investigators searched and found a loaded .380 pistol with ammunition in the glovebox and 2.3 grams of marijuana.

LPD arrested and referred the 16-year-old for terroristic threats, possessing a firearm by a prohibited juvenile offender, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.

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