Police Track Down Teen In Fireworks Vandalism Cases

Police say a 17-year-old faces several misdemeanor charges, after he allegedly lit two artillery shell fireworks on the front porches of two southeast Lincoln homes late Sunday night.

In the video captured from one of the homes hit near 75th and South, the teen is seen lighting the fuse, then ringing the doorbell and running away. It was within hours when KFOR News posted the video here on kfornow.com and on Facebook that tips starting coming into Lincoln Police.

He was identified and contacted along with his mother at their home west of 48th and South.

He’s been referred to the county attorney on two counts of these four charges: injure or destroy the property of another, disturbing the peace, trespassing and unlawful discharge of a firework.

The teen told police the victims were targeted randomly and he didn’t intend to hurt anyone.



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