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Christopher Knight's bail was raised from $5,000 to $250,000 on Sunday after two additional charges were filed against him.
Images: Inside the life of a hermit
Police say the man known as the North Pond Hermit has attracted a marriage proposal and a stranger's offer to bail him out since his arrest earlier this month at a camp in Rome. Authorities say he committed an estimated 1,000 burglaries over the years to obtain supplies.
Originally posted by strangefires
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I grew up in this small community. The "North Pond Hermit" is by far not the only person living off in the woods alone and undetected here. As children we were warned not to go to far into the woods alone. Some of them would come down from the hills and steal clothes off the clothesline. While others would take vegetables out of the garden at night. I had an encounter at night with one as a very young child and all I will say is that it was terrifying. These guys aren't heroes. Most are very mentally disturbed and can not handle being in public. They live on private property often doing damage and junking up the area and steal consistently. Some are vets while others are trying to get away from the law. It is basically Maine's version of the homeless population. There are virtually no mental health services in the state since they closed the mental institutions, and people automatically assume the ill must have just disappeared. Umm no. Take a ride into the hills with a 4X4 and go far enough, you will find some very interesting inhabitants.