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The skinny: Calif. man celebrates 100th birthday by skydiving

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Taking the leap

Man celebrates 100th birthday by skydiving

When Vernon Maynard's friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute. The retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday Monday by doing just that. Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Association says Maynard and his two great-nephews made their first skydive along with trained instructors from 13,000 feet southeast of Los Angeles. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld says Maynard obtained a doctor's note before making the jump.

Filching the flock

160 sheep missing in village of Wool

Wool's wool is missing. Police in southwest England appealed for help Tuesday in tracking down thieves who made off with 160 sheep from a field near the village of Wool. Police say the sheep were stolen between Saturday and Monday. Constable Adam Taylor is urging anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity to come forward.

'Felony stupid'

Man pulls gun on officer in joke

A Colorado man who police say pointed a toy gun at an officer and called it a Halloween prank is facing criminal charges that prosecutors are calling "felony stupid." Police say 29-year-old Patricio Preciado pointed a toy gun in the face of Grand Junction Police Officer Cody Kennedy early Friday. The Daily Sentinel reports that the officer said he drew his handgun as Preciado laughed and said it was a joke. According to the officer's arrest affidavit, Kennedy "told him it wasn't funny and that I had almost shot him." Preciado faces charges of attempted robbery and felony menacing.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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