Lincoln man receives multiple charges Monday morning
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln Police Department responded to a call of a man throwing tools out of a tow truck.
Officials said police were sent to Midwest Towing, 400 West P Street, due to a report of a man, 51-year-old Donald Covington, inside a tow truck who was tossing tools out of it on June 27 at 1:00 a.m.
According to authorities, the caller said that Covington began driving the tow truck through the parking lot and when officers arrived they said they made contact with him near the north side of the parking lot.
Officers said Covington yelled various profanities at the police, exposed his genitalia and retreated to a large field. After a search, the officers found Covington and took him into custody.
LPD said they found out Covington entered the business after breaking multiple windows, found keys to several vehicles and began driving around the parking lot which caused damage to various vehicles and property, a total value of $28,060 in damages.
The report said Covington was arrested for felony charges for burglary and criminal mischief; and misdemeanors for unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle, obstructing a police officer and public indecency.