February 13, 2016

Man helps recover his own stolen pickup

A man whose pickup was stolen from his home on Labor Day spotted it Thursday crossing the Veterans Memorial Bridge from Council Bluffs into Omaha. He immediately called 911 and then swung around and followed it. That driver led him on quite a wild ride until the Iowa State Patrol and eventually Omaha Police took over.

The pickup crossed the bridge again into Omaha where it crashed into a fence at 22nd and K Streets. The driver took off running but was soon in custody. 30 year old Jessica Katz told police another person was involved and he was armed with a gun. A nearby school was put in lock down while law enforcement conducted a search. Katz later informed police she had fabricated that information.

Katz was booked for theft, hit and run, flight to avoid arrest and drug possession.

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