Not For Sale

On August 16, 2023, around 5:50 p.m. the Lincoln County Dispatch Center received a call of suspicious circumstances at a residence in Hershey, NE. Deputies responded and spoke with the homeowner.

The homeowner advised about a half an hour prior to calling a white vehicle pulled up in her driveway and was honking the horn. The vehicle was described as a newer white Cadillac Escalade or Chevrolet Suburban. A middle eastern or Indian women came to the door and knocked. The resident answered and the female grabbed her hand, in broken English asked her to speak with her husband. The owner refused and went back in her residence and retrieved a pistol and put it in her pocket. She again met with the female who attempted to pull her by the hand toward the vehicle to speak with her husband.

The homeowner did go speak with the husband near the passenger door. The male advised he wanted to buy some chickens from the homeowner, was very determined and showed her some money. The homeowner said her chickens were not for sale, but he persisted. The male then got out of the driver’s seat of the vehicle and began to walk around the vehicle toward the homeowner. The homeowner noticed there was a large machete in the front seat of the vehicle. The homeowner backed up and drew her pistol from her pocket. The male observed the pistol and in broken English said, “We Leave!!!”.

A large amount of on and off duty Deputies and Nebraska State Troopers responded to the area searching for the vehicle. The homeowner advised the vehicle left westbound on Highway 30 from Hershey. After several hours the vehicle was not found and assumed to be out of the area.

Because of the cultural and language issues this may have been an entirely innocent incident. However, the Sheriff’s Office applauds the female homeowner for using her 2nd Amendment Right to protect herself, family, and property.

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