Maine Hermit Captured

Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:40 pm

So they finally caught him.

Using a DHS camera system no less.........................

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Rick
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:43 pm

I was in the Army with a guy that after being discharged in Ft. Lewis, Wash. a few of us spent some time in the woods. We all left shortly but he stayed, when Mt. St. Helen blew another friend & myself got post cards saying he was OK but it was close & now it was getting too crowded so he was heading for Canada, never heard anything since.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:32 pm

Search the leatherman

Very interesting story.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:24 am

Too bad he had to steal from folks, with the media's continued coverage and today's top story " north pond hermit a model prisoner " Mr. Knight is becoming some what of a folk hero!
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:05 pm

Yep, a very interesting & sad story Richard ;)
franco b wrote:Search the leatherman

Very interesting story.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:04 pm

wow "he’s never been sick or injured and has no health problems in 27 years"... this is a testimate to how riddled with chemicals and germs we are :cry:
This guy can live for 27 years in the fresh air & woods and not get sick!
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:52 pm

No Stress.....no newspapers.....no wife......no kids.....no electronic media......no coal forum to challenge him......no mortgage's.......steals all he needs......never worried about his work status......no cell phones......

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :!:
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:40 pm

whistlenut wrote:No Stress.....no newspapers.....no wife......no kids.....no electronic media......no coal forum to challenge him......no mortgage's.......steals all he needs......never worried about his work status......no cell phones......



NO PROBLEM! :o :) :D
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:12 pm

Should've left him alone. Big deal, he stole some stuff. He wasn't hurting anyone and it sounds like he stole only what he needed to survive. Good on him. They should've left him be.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:32 pm

whistlenut wrote:No Stress.....no newspapers.....no wife......no kids.....no electronic media......no coal forum to challenge him......no mortgage's.......steals all he needs......never worried about his work status......no cell phones......

idea: :!:


No coal stove to sit next to, no cold beer to drink...might be a draw. ;)
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:43 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yep, a very interesting & sad story Richard ;)
franco b wrote:Search the leatherman

Very interesting story.


Awesome story...legend around Ct.
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:49 pm

dcrane wrote:wow "he’s never been sick or injured and has no health problems in 27 years"... this is a testimate to how riddled with chemicals and germs we are :cry:
This guy can live for 27 years in the fresh air & woods and not get sick!


How true is that! My late Mother-in law lived til 83, lived independently, till the day she died... on the couch watching TV.

Hated doctors, used beau coup vitamins, believed in the Bible to Buddha and yoga. Could actually flat hand the floor at her age...hell I go the gym 4 days a week and I can't do that!
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Re: Maine Hermit Captured

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:17 am

It is funny, I live not far from this guy and yet the media is reporting "The North Pond Hermit is Finally Captured", though before that day NOTHING was ever said about there being a wild burglar on the rampage. The media is simply making something out of nothing!!

But here is the thing; in my opinion, if you have to steal from others in order to live out your lifestyle, you should be caught and prosecuted. Yes a pile on welfare today do the same thing, but just because many get away with it, does not mean this guy should. Sure many of the people he stole from did not even know they were robbed, and many were wealthy camp owners from out of state, but still it was not his to take, and the State of Maine has an obligation to prosecute him.

This man is gaining a following, but only because so many people out there are selfish cowards like him. There is not a married man alive who has had children who has not wished he could just get away from it all and live as he wished; but it is called responsibility and taking care of our wives and children. It even says in the bible to "be in this world, and not of this world", meaning to belong, contribute and get along, but to be different and have a moral, high standard within you. No where does it say to buck the system and it clearly states not to steal.

It is ironic that the tax payers of Maine pay far more in costs for those who steal off the welfare system which surpasses by far more then then this man ever stole, and that his incarceration to date has probably cost more then the total value of what he stole in all of his 1000+ burglaries, but just because he lived in a tent in the woods, and lived under the civilization radar does not mean he was not a petty, thieving criminal worthy of prosecution. The Maine State Prison in Warren was made for just such a person as this; a person who clearly cannot be free in society because he cannot live without illegally obtaining the items he needs to live on, without stealing it from those who work hard to pay for it. I hope he enjoys his 6 x 10 foot cell because he clearly cannot handle freedom with responsibility and must be removed from society and monitored closely. Hopefully when his specified time period of isolation is up, he will seek some of the Christian Ministries that are available in prison, learn from his mistakes and be a better person for it. That was after all, the whole reason the Quakers started the concept of prison and jail.

And yes, I pray for this man often because really getting right with God is really in the best interest of himself and the tax payers and citizens of Maine.
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