12:31 13 April 2013
Christopher Knight, who mysteriously disappeared when he was just 19 years old, was caught after 27 years in the Main woods. For nearly three decades, it is believed that the man who is always referred to as “North Pond Hermit”is responsible to more than 1,000 burglaries for food and supplies in the area.
Police also confirmed that they’ve found the site where Knight was said to have lived for 27 years without human contact. It is believed that his first contact with other people in 27 years was on April 4th, the day when he was arrested.
State trooper Diane Vance said: “He passed somebody on a trail and just exchanged a common greeting of hello and that was the only conversation or human contact he's had since he went into the woods in 1986.”
Knight has been charged with the Pine Tree Camp burglary in which $238 worth of goods were taken. He is being held at the jail on $5,000 bail for theft and burglary. It is not clear if he is represented by a lawyer.
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