KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police have arrested 43-year-old Rusty Lee Bottoms for trafficking stolen property and burglary thanks to a call from a local news viewer.
A potato scale worth $5,000 was stolen from Baker Produce in Kennewick last Sunday.
Police said someone called them on Thursday after watching local news coverage saying they had just bought a scale from bottoms for $300.
Friday officers spotted bottoms at Sage 'n' Sun Motel in Pasco as he was getting out of a truck that match the one on the surveillance video when the scale was stolen.
Bottoms was booked into the Benton County Jail.