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Drunk Man Drives Limo Party Bus Home, Leaves Wallet, Pants Behind

Stealing a 40-foot party bus wasn't part of his plan, but Steven Hunter of Lincoln, Nebraska, still drunk from a night of debauchery, somehow did just that.

Cited on suspicion of criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Saturday night, police allege that Hunter drove the party bus home, somehow abandoning his wallet and a pair of pants onboard in the process.

He may have also destroyed the bathroom and lost a hubcap.

Police believe that Hunter, who was a guest on the bus the night before, passed out drunk in the onboard bathroom, leading employees to lock him in the vehicle overnight.

When he woke up and saw the keys in the console, KETV reports that he decided to drive home, abandoning the bus, along with his wallet and pants, a few blocks away.

While the limousine/party bus company can certainly press charges and attempt to recover compensation for the damage to the bus, Steven Hunter isn't without recourse.

While it appears as though there is not enough evidence of false imprisonment, the company still seems to have been negligent in locking Hunter in the bus overnight and not conducting a sweep to make sure all drunken passengers left the premises.

The company also left the keys in the party bus in reach of a drunken man, making it somewhat complicit in the events that took place.

So while Steven Hunter may have passed out and stolen a party bus, the situation was not completely his fault.

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