ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 16NF0943
Date: April 15, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today for placing pipe bombs near public places in Anaheim and possessing materials to construct additional pipe bombs. Donald Paul Busteed, 45, Anaheim, pleaded guilty today, April 15, 2016, to a court offer of three felony counts of possession of a destructive device in a public place, one felony count of explosion of a destructive device, and one felony count of intent to unlawfully make a destructive device. Over strong objections on the record by the People and Anaheim Police Department (APD), Busteed was sentenced to three years in jail.
On Nov. 13, 2015, Busteed placed a pipe bomb in Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot in Anaheim. A shopper in the parking lot saw the device and called 911. Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) bomb squad responded to the scene and dismantled the device. Continue reading