Thursday, 01 October 2015 13:53

Body Shop Dumps Bumper Crop of Plastic Car Parts at Wilderness Park in NE


City parks officials clean up auto body parts illegally dumped at Wilderness Park -- enough to fill two dump trucks.

PETER SALTER/Lincoln Journal Star


Wilderness Park has long been a target for illegal dumping -- junk tires, leaf piles, batteries and brush -- but never anything like the dozens of car bumpers and body panels scattered in a pair of parking lots over the weekend.

“That’s what makes this one a little bit special, because it’s a high amount and odd stuff,” said Matt Mittelstadt, southwest district supervisor for Lincoln Parks and Recreation. “Obviously, it came from a body shop.”

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