Police say Bangor man charged with attempting to steal car, hitting victim with Bible
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Bangor man is facing charges after police say he tried stealing the vehicle of a family that had pulled over to the side of the road to take pictures.
27-year-old Benjamin Parker is charged with robbery and assault.
Bangor Police Department officials say officers responded to a report of an attempted car theft on West Broadway Sunday morning.
They say a family had stopped to take pictures and that's when Parker tried to steal their car.
The driver of the car noticed Parker in the driver seat - police say a struggle ensued, with Parker hitting the vehicle’s owner with what was believed to be a copy of the bible.
According to authorities, Parker was pulled from the vehicle and fled on foot.
He was found behind a house on Cedar Street.
A copy of the bible was found, too.
Parker, who was on probation, is being held on $900 bail at Penobscot County Jail.
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