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May 3, 2019

POLICE SAY BANK ROBBER USED DAD AS UNWITTING GETAWAY DRIVER

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — It’s the kind of move that could make a father ground his son. But in this case, the authorities will likely take care of the punishment. Police in Maine say a man robbed a bank — using his unwitting dad as the getaway driver. Police in Lewiston say it went down this way: Keith Tilton dropped his 39-year-old son off at a bank Tuesday afternoon — believing his son needed to cash a check. They say when he emerged with cash, it wasn’t from a check — but from a robbery. Police say Joseph Donald Tilton made off with $620. Meanwhile, his father dropped off his son in a different part of town, and later drove by the bank where the theft took place. It was there that police using the description of the getaway car, stopped the vehicle. The Sun Journal reports Joseph Tilton is charged with felony robbery. But authorities didn’t charge his dad, since police don’t think he knew what was going on.

MAN FLUSHES GRANDPARENTS ASHES DOWN TOILET

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Talk about someone being flushed with anger. Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man who became irked after his mother kicked him out of the house — flushed the ashes of his grandparents down a toilet. The Tribune-Review newspaper reports Thomas Wells of McKeesport had been staying with his mom before she asked him to leave in September. The mom went to police in February to complain that a relative told her Wells had flushed his grandparents’ ashes before leaving. The ashes were kept in a box in the mother’s bedroom. When confronted about the allegation, authorities say Wells told his mom he had done no such thing. But the mother says he later told her that he would flush her remains after she dies. Wells has been arraigned on two counts of abuse of a corpse — and criminal mischief.

METS PITCHER SHINES WITH ARM AND BAT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard almost singlehandedly beat the Cincinnati Reds in their game yesterday — using his arm and his bat. He became the first pitcher in 36 years to throw a 1-0 shutout victory — while hitting a home run to provide the only run of the contest. While the 407-foot, opposite field homer was a key point in the game, Syndergaard let his arm do as much talking as his bat did. He struck out 10 and scattered just four hits in registering the third complete game of his career. The last pitcher to homer in a 1-0 complete-game win was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Bob Welch against the Reds on June 17, 1983,

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II