29-year-old Nicholas Lynch was charged with vehicular burglary, attempted vehicular burglary, and resisting arrest after attempting to open cars with occupants at Walmart, and he grabbed a stranger by the back of his neck while he was sitting in his car.
On October 30th, Clarksville Police Officers Matt Penna and Benjamin Goble responded to a breaking and entering call in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 1680 Ft. Campbell Boulevard. When they arrived, they met with the first victim: the driver of a Toyota Rav4. He told the officers that Nicholas reached into his vehicle and vigorously grabbed him by the back of his neck while asking if that vehicle belonged to him.
Per the affidavit, the officers spoke with two additional victims, who were able to identify Nicholas. According to one of them, he attempted to open the doors to their vehicles as well, but they were able to lock it before he could get in.
Nicholas was a former honor guard and firefighter for Clarksville Fire Rescue. He was let go due to a claim of a household theft during a fire that he has refuted as a misunderstanding.
Nicholas was arrested and charged with vehicular burglary, attempted vehicular burglary, and resisting arrest. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $51,000 bond.