Christopher Knight, aka the "North Pond Hermit," has been living in the woods of Rome, Maine for nearly three decades. Last week though, a Maine Warden Service sergeant reportedly caught Knight burglarizing a campsite. According to police this was only the latest in more than 1,000 burglaries Knight is suspected of committing over the years. The Maine State Police told CNN "that the arresting warden was the second person Knight had been in contact with in 27 years."
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