Suspect allegedly stole tarp to make homemade slip-n-slide

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Daniel Lee Smith
Daniel Lee Smith
wtvd-Chatham County Sheriff's Office

CHATHAM COUNTY (WTVD) -- A Chatham County man is facing charges after he allegedly used a stolen tarp to make a homemade slip-n-slide.

On June 10, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office received a report that two 24' x 27' tarps with a total value of $1,500 was stolen from an address in the town of Bennett.

Acting on a tip, investigators later tracked the missing tarps to 36-year-old Daniel Lee Smith of Siler City.

One of the stolen tarps was found in Smith's vehicle, while the other tarp was reportedly used to create the homemade slip-n-slide.

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has charged Smith with felony possession of stolen property.

Smith was given a $2,500 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on July 24.

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