Police said 22-year old Nikolaus Trombley was caught on tape, stealing [a] lawnmower from East Lyme High School. Police said he stole it in the middle of the night and then took it for a ride.
Police said Trombley told them he was drunk and looking for a place to sleep when he broke into a trailer behind East Lyme High School. He was looking for the keys to the school when he spotted keys to a Scag Mower and decided to go on a joy ride instead.
Trombley rode the three miles to his parent’s house, mowed their lawn and was on his way to return the mower when he abandoned it near the intersection of Boston Post Road and Spring Rock Road, police said. He’s charged with third degree larceny and burglary.