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KENNEBUNK, Maine — Authorities have nabbed a man who’s accused of spray-painting images of Sasquatch on public property in Kennebunk, Maine.

Police in the picturesque coastal town didn’t find the graffiti featuring Bigfoot all that amusing and charged 36-year-old Freeman Hatch with criminal mischief and possession of drugs. He’s due in court in November.

Kennebunk Police Chief Robert MacKenzie says the Sasquatches defaced public and private property, “costing time and money to repair or replace.”

Sasquatch is the folkloric beast thought by some to roam the forests, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

LOST SHEEP YIELDS 30 SWEATERS WORTH OF FLEECE

CANBERRA, Australia — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 89 pounds of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.

Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of the Canberra RSPCA, which rescued the merino ram dubbed Chris, said she hoped to register the 89 pound, 3 ounce fleece with the Guinness World Records. An official of the London-based organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The most wool sheared from a sheep in a single shearing was 63 pounds, 11 ounces taken from a wild New Zealand merino dubbed Big Ben in January last year, the Guinness World Records website said.

“He’s looking really good, he looks like a new man,” Ven Dange said, as the now 97-pound sheep recovered at the Canberra animal refuge. “For one thing, he’s only half the weight he used to be.”

PRISON ORDERED FOR MAN IN DIRTY SOCK DEAL

ADRIAN, Mich. — A man who tried to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana has been sentenced to at least one year in a Michigan prison.

Michael Suarez was sentenced Thursday for committing fraud through false pretenses. An unarmed robbery charge was dropped.

Police say Suarez was pursuing a marijuana deal in July when he showed up at a home in Lenawee County’s Raisin Township. But instead of carrying pot, he had a backpack stuffed with dirty socks.

Defense attorney John Glaser says the “false pretenses” were the dirty socks. Suarez will be eligible for parole after a year in prison. His maximum sentence is 7½ years.

— From wire service reports

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