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Man accused of stealing cruiser slips through tiny opening between seats

BANGOR, Maine

Prosecutors say a man charged with stealing a police cruiser in Maine slipped through an 11-by-11 inch opening while handcuffed to get into the driver’s seat.

Assistant District Attorney Marianne Lynch says video captured 22-year-old Tyler Tibbetts’ maneuver during his arrest May 11.

Lynch tells WMTW-TV the opening between the front and back seats was “extraordinarily small” and she doesn’t think “in anybody’s wildest dreams” would an adult male be expected to fit through it.

Police say Tibbetts led officers on a chase in the stolen cruiser before abandoning the car in Garland, east of Dexter. He was later arrested after crashing a different car.

Tibbetts is facing multiple charges including theft and eluding police. He is being held without bail.

Man makes first hole-in-one in his 65 years of golfing

ZANESVILLE, Ohio

A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one.

Ben Bender told The Zanesville Times Recorder “the Lord knew” this was his last round and gave him a hole-in-one.

Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville with a 5-wood.

He says he was in awe watching it, but then his hip started bothering him, forcing him to stop after a few more holes. He headed to the clubhouse, bringing his golfing career to a memorable end.

Bender says he began playing when he was 28, whittling his handicap down to a 3 at one point.

He says he hates giving up the game, but knows he can’t play forever.

How many retweets to wear Crocs to graduation? 2018!

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.

On a whim, a Florida high-school senior asked the Crocs shoe company to supply its foam shoes for her and all of her female classmates to wear to graduation, and the company said OK – if her request could get 2,018 retweets.

Sarah Agee tells the Tampa Bay Times that she and other classmates were concerned about wearing high heels, so she suggested Crocs.

Agee tweeted @Crocs, asking many retweets it would take to send white shoes for Seminole High School’s graduation. The response: “2018 ... obviously.”

Crocs chief marketing officer Terence Reilly says when they got the retweets, they shipped the shoes.

Agee and her friends crossed the stage May 16 wearing the Crocs, though not all seniors participated.

Associated Press

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