Photo caption: Stanly Colbyphoto courtesy of 10/11 News
No one is sure if this kind of thing has ever happened before.
Saturday, Sept. 14, Fairbury Police Officer Stanly Colby was arrested in Lincoln County for stealing a police cruiser.
The arrest happened about six miles south of North Platte, at mile marker 68 on U.S. Highway 83 near Lone Star Road. Reports indicate Colby, 40 years old, was wearing his uniform at the time of the arrest.
He was first spotted about 6 p.m. near Lexington and a short time later Colby was seen in North Platte.
Lincoln County Chief Deputy Sheriff Roland Kramer said he was informed at 6:40 p.m. Saturday that the North Platte Police, Lincoln County Sheriffs Deputies and that Nebraska State Patrol troopers were chasing the stolen cop car.
During the chase, Colby apparently avoided spike strips used in a failed attempt to stop the cruiser.