A Burbank, WA man is making national, and even international headlines after Pasco police discovered a 400-pound playground slide inside his home after he was suspected in a recent rash of catalytic converter thefts.
The story has been picked up by media outlets as large as the New York Post, Fox News and even across the pond by the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom.

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The Pasco Police posted the story via social media on their official Facebook page. Apparently, the suspect, 30 year-old Dustin Allen Bushnell, was being served with search warrants by Detective Julie Lee on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters off of vehicles. Upon searching Bushnell's mobile home, she spied what looked to be the very slide that showed up missing from a public park last December. The slide had been sawed off, repainted and attached to a child's bunkbed set at the residence.

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Bushnell has since been booked into the Walla Walla County Jail for poseesion of stolen property. Catalytic converters were also found inside the home but Bushnell, as of this writing (March 12) has yet to be charged with that crime.

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Posted by Pasco Police on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Pasco Police are asking that "anyone with additional info is urged to call Dispatch at (509) 628-0333 or email Detective Lee at leej@pasco-wa.gov about cases 20-35466 Theft (of slide) and 21-05296 Theft (of catalytic converters in Pasco).

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