YORK, Neb. — A man's joy ride in a stolen car netted him a prison sentence of one to two years.
Roger Diekmann, 37, of Lincoln, who has also been called a transient by law enforcement officers, was sentenced in York County District Court this week in connection with the theft of a car in November.
According to court documents, a man told York police that his 2005 BMW had been stolen from a downtown convenience store. He said he left the keys on the front seat when he went in the store. When he came out, the vehicle was gone.
Store clerks said a transient who had been sitting outside the store all afternoon was also gone. His bicycle and backpack were found in an alley.
At 3 a.m. the next day, a deputy with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office reported that the man was in custody and the missing vehicle had been recovered. Dawson County authorities said Diekmann told them “a friend had traded the car for his bike.”