A Lincoln teen is grateful to the witness who called 911, saving her from more harm after being robbed and kidnapped.
At 1:40 Saturday morning, Lincoln Police were dispatched to the area of 40th and Old Cheney Road.
According to Captain Jason Stille, a witness reported seeing a white car at the Union Bank ATM machine and a man standing outside of the vehicle. Stille said the witness reported the man was acting aggressive towards the female driver, though Stille would not elaborate.
The man got into the passenger side of the car and officers were able to see it leaving, stopping it a few blocks away.
Stille said Officer Peter Lensing walked up to the woman driving and asked her the usual questions. When Lensing asked the passenger some questions, things did not add up.
According to Stille, Officer Lensing thought he would separate the two to see if their stories matched. When the 18-year-old driver was asked to step out of her car, she did and yelled that the man had a gun.
According to Stille, 37-year-old Wayne Greve II of Lincoln was quickly arrested. The weapon recovered was an Airsoft gun.
Officials with LPD said this is a huge deal because the suspect made the choice and acted to kidnap someone. Even though the gun was not real, it was the instrument used to force the victim to do something she would not otherwise do if she thought it was fake.
Greve was lodged in jail for the felonies of Robbery, Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony and Kidnapping.
Stille said the two key elements in this arrest were the witness observing something he felt was out of place and unusual. The second element was making a call to 911.
The woman was not injured.