Teen steals car, pretends he wasn't involved

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln Police arrested a man after he stole a car, crashed it, then walked up to an officer and pretended he wasn’t involved.

LPD said on March 8, a 17-year-old told police he left his 2006 Chevy Impala running and unlocked at the Casey’s near 48th and Adams.

The vehicle was stolen, and a few minutes later, an officer spotted the car crashed near West Hughes and West Craw streets.

Officers set up a perimeter, and after searching for the suspect, 19-year-old Austin Baldwin approached a perimeter officer and pretended to not be involved in the crash.

However, police said a K9 unit tracked the exact path Baldwin ran, and officers were able to match his shoes to the prints in the snow.

He was arrested for theft, driving under suspension, and careless driving.