A twenty-seven-year-old man, Benjamin Parker, of Bangor, Maine, has been charged with robbery and assault. Police Department officials say officers responded to a report of an attempted car theft on West Broadway on 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 and a struggle ensued, with Parker hitting the vehicle’s owner with what was believed to be a copy of the Bible.
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.
Now that’s taking Bible-thumping to the extreme.