The so-called "toilet-paper bandit" has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery in Lincoln. Sentencing is set Oct. 28 for 29-year-old Joshua F. Nelson, of Lincoln. Nelson made his plea Wednesday in Lincoln County District Court after an agreement with prosecutors, who had lowered the charge and dismissed a weapons count.
Nelson faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Police said Nelson concealed his face by wrapping his head with toilet paper to rob a Lincoln convenience store on April 24. He was armed with a knife, but no one was hurt in the robbery.
Prosecutor Andrew Jacobsen told the Lincoln Journal Star that on May 2 a man found a roll of coins, a knife and a prescription pill bottle with Nelson's name on it. That led investigators to Nelson.