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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 22, 2014 - 05:40pm PT
http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201409/the-last-true-hermit
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 22, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Strange one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 22, 2014 - 06:32pm PT
Wait, this guy doesn't own an iPhone?
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
I find it kind of messed up that they kept him in jail instead of a mental health ward. it is obvious the guy has some anxiety issues dealing with people and all he ever stole was food, fuel and clothing. The part where the judge ordered him to get a job is rediculous. Dude is way to out there to be able to deal with a job. they should hook him up with SS disability and let him camp in the woods, come into town for his check, get food and supplys and then go back in the woods. some folks simply can not fit in with society. many become homeless. Living homeless in the woods is much safer than liveing in the city...
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 22, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
Interesting story for sure. No relation by the way :-)

What struck me most was the dx of Asperger's on Chris Knight. Having read the article, I'd agree. Buddy is deeply odd in that Aspi way.

Too bad his life dissolved into 25 years of scaring the crap out of locals, stealing their stuff and living utterly alone.

How unappealing.

I wish him the best now to find some peace...
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Aug 22, 2014 - 07:00pm PT
I think a number of people must have spotted this guy before , knew of him, felt pity, and therefore remained silent .As long as his thefts were relatively petty he was strangely tolerated ----until the warden got curious.
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Aug 22, 2014 - 07:12pm PT
There was a similar guy in the Clearwater river country of Idaho in the 1940's or 50's. He stole from Forest Service and logging company cabins as I recall. There was a book published locally about it. Tried googling the book but can't find it. I think it was published in St. Maries Idaho in the early 1970's. My mom had a copy and I read it years ago.


More googling finds this:

http://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/region/1/clearwater/story/chap24.htm
MisterE

climber
Aug 23, 2014 - 09:02am PT
Crazy story - thanks for the link!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 23, 2014 - 12:41pm PT
Whoa, amazing. He's got skills.
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