A man in a yellow dress stole a school bus and drove for miles across multiple counties before abandoning it and hitchhiking across the state, where he drove a front loader into his own home as his wife fled, Chelan County Sheriff's officials say.

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett said there was nothing deputies could do to stop the man under the new police reform laws that recently took effect.

The bizarre drama unfolded over the weekend and started Saturday morning, when the 39-year-old man was released from Western State Hospital.