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Doorbell camera helps catch teen who lit fireworks on porches

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UPDATE: Police say a teenager is to blame for setting off fireworks on two people's porches over the weekend.

After the video surveillance was released to the media, the Lincoln Police Department received numerous tips identifying the person responsible for lighting the firework.

A 17-year-old boy and his mother were contacted regarding the two incidents in southeast Lincoln.

The case was sent to the county attorney, and the teen is facing eight different charges including disturbing the peach, trespassing, unlawful discharge of a firework and injuring or destroying property.

Previous coverage:

LINCOLN, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) -- Lincoln police are looking for a man after a woman's security camera caught him lighting an artillery shell on her front porch and running off.

Police say the woman wasn't the first person this happened to.

They say that around 10 p.m. Sunday night a man living on 43rd and South Street heard an explosion outside his front door.

The man told police that his home started to fill with smoke and the smoke detectors went off.

Police found an artillery shell had been lit on the porch, causing more than $700 in damage.

Police say a woman on 75th and South Street heard a similar explosion.

The woman has a Vivint video doorbell and was able to see what happened. A man rang her doorbell, lit the firework and took off.

Police say there was around $400 in damage to the woman's home.

You can watch the video caught on the woman's Vivint video doorbell.

If you have any information, please call Lincoln police.


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