Monday, April 15, 2013

Is Christopher Knight the Legendary North Pond Hermit?

Christopher Knight, 47, does not appear to be the brightest crayon in the box. Mr. Knight was arrested last week while stealing food from a camp for people with special needs in Rome, Maine.  Knight lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods.  While normally such men are ignored by the press and society as a whole, Knight is different because he may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples.  Knight seemed to get away with his thievery until he was apparently caught on surveillance.

Knight is known as "the North Pond Hermit" for the past 27 years. He was so well known to some summer cottage owners that they voluntarily left food out for him.   Knight is currently residing in Kennebec County Jail until he can be tried for his alleged offenses. Jail may be an improvement over the unheated tarp covered tent which he has been living in for many years.
At the time of his arrest, Knight was clean-shaven with short hair. He has only been charged with the Pine Tree Camp burglary, in which $238 worth of goods were taken.  His bail is set at $5,000.


Anonymous said...

I have mixed emotions about this one. Guess he dropped out of society. Unfortunately, you can't live off the land, so you got to get your food from somewhere.

No Sympathy said...

Stealing is never right. He needs to pay the price just like anyone else.

No sympathy here!

Video Guy said...

(He was so well known to some summer cottage owners that they voluntarily left food out for him.)
So, did he not burglarize those cottages?
I'm surprised there are not more people out doing this for food.

Anonymous said...

I suspect he aint the real hermit!

Anonymous said...

If people would just do the right thing and feed the homeless, they would not need to steal.

Feed the people! Good things will follow.