Part of the fun of going camping is the novelty of eating camp food that you might not otherwise eat at home. Roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over the flames, snacking on trail mix or just heating up a can of Spaghetti-Os — all of those are fun while you’re in the woods. Which makes us wonder how the guy who lived in the woods in Maine for 27 years feels about camp food now.
Police say they’ve captured a man suspected of committing as many as 1,000 burglaries at a campground near where he lived the life of a hermit.
He entered the woods in 1986 for unknown reasons, reports the Associated Press, and set up a camp site. From there, he was known by the locals as the North Pond Hermit.
Authorities finally busted the 47-year-old man after he tripped a sensor while stealing food from a camp. He was arrested last week leaving the campground with $283 worth of food, and cops say he admitted to breaking into that camp as many as 50 times during his life as a hermit.
He’s being held in county jail on burglary and theft charges, and is probably really sick of canned spaghetti at this point. That’s just a guess, of course. There’s no way of knowing if he enjoys Spaghetti-Os as much as I did when I was a child.
Hermit: 1,000 burglaries by one guy in Maine? [Associated Press]