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Police say Bangor man charged with attempting to steal car, hitting victim with Bible

Benjamin Parker, from Bangor, is charged with robbery and assault.
Benjamin Parker, from Bangor, is charged with robbery and assault.(WABI)
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 7:35 PM EDT
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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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