Authorities in Lincoln spent the day Tuesday searching for a man they say stole ammunition from Walmart, made terroristic threats against the courthouse and tried to bait police officers.
The chain of events began at 12:30 a.m. at a Lincoln Walmart and ended about 5:45 p.m. in Omaha when the man was picked up by police in an unrelated incident.
At Walmart, the man had asked to buy a gun and was told that it was too early in the morning. He became belligerent, according to police, made threats against the courthouse, and then picked up several boxes of ammunition containing 500 rounds and left without paying.
About 40 minutes later, the same man, driving a gray Dodge Charger, began waving at a police officer, who then attempted to make a traffic stop. The man sped away, so the officer alerted other officers to be aware that someone might try baiting them into stopping.
About 4:30 a.m., authorities spotted the vehicle again. The driver got out of his car and taunted officers before speeding away again.
In addition to the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol and U.S. Marshals Service searched for the man.