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Submission + - After 27 years of burglaries, 'North Pond Hermit' is arrested (onlinesentinel.com)

tookul03 writes: He built a hut on a slope in the woods, where he spent his days reading books and meditating.

There he lived, re-entering civilization only to steal supplies from camps under the cover of darkness. During those nearly three decades, he spoke just once to another person – until he was arrested during a burglary last week.

In between, Knight told police, he committed more than 1,000 burglaries, always taking only what he needed to survive. He became so familiar for his thievery and elusiveness that he spawned the local legend of the North Pond Hermit, who for years confounded both locals and police investigating the break-ins.

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After 27 years of burglaries, 'North Pond Hermit' is arrested

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