Shirtless, sandwich-seeking tractor driver arrested

Police follow from Wal-Mart to crash site
Posted at 12:21 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 13:30:42-04

Adrian Latham, 41, was booked for operating during suspension, willful reckless driving, felony flight to avoid arrest and felony criminal mischief after he crashed a tractor into a private residence early Wednesday morning. 

Police say a little before midnight Tuesday they received several 911 calls regarding Latham, who was shirtless, driving a red tractor erratically and asking others for a sandwich.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop in a Northwest Omaha Wal-Mart parking lot, but Latham fled and drove recklessly, weaving through traffic lanes before swerving off the road and ramming into a metal gate. 

According to police, Latham was very confused and unable to provide his name following the crash. He was taken to Lakeside Hospital for a possible drug overdose and complaint of foot pain and was medically cleared. Latham's drivers license has been suspended for more than a year for habitual driving offenses. 

The tractor was impounded at the Omaha Police Department for safekeeping because it is unknown who the owner is.