Man arrested after trying to steal car with screwdriver, Lincoln Police say

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Courtesy LPD

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested Monday after he was seen trying to start a car with a screwdriver in an alley, Lincoln Police say.

Around 5:15 a.m., officers were sent to an alleyway near Touzalin and Havelock Avenues on a report of a man trying to use a screwdriver to start a vehicle.

When officers arrived, they found a 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra, valued at around $30,000, parked in the alley, police say.

The vehicle’s steering column had been removed and two screwdrivers were found on the front seat.

While officers were still checking the vehicle out, 18-year-old Zac Shepard approached them.

He told the officers that the vehicle had been given to him by his grandfather, police say.

Officers then contacted the vehicle’s owners, who said they did not give him the vehicle.

Shepard was then arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of burglar’s tools.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated between $3,000 to $5,000, according to police.

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