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North Pond hermit’s alleged victims claim property

May 5, 2013

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — People whose lakeside camps were allegedly burglarized by a man who lived alone in the woods for 27 years have claimed a cooler, a rain jacket, a thermometer, a knife and other items that were pilfered over the years.

Several dozen people showed up at a Skowhegan state police barracks on Saturday to claim items allegedly stolen by Christopher Knight, who’s been dubbed the North Pond Hermit.

Knight was arrested last month for burglary and theft. Police say he may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries of cabins on North Pond in Rome, where Knight lived in the woods.

David Proulx, of Waterville, claimed his cooler and a rain parka Saturday. He told the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/18HYQe0 ) his camp’s been burglarized about twice a year since 1990.


Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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