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Maine hermit living in wild for 27 years arrested

  • This April 2013 booking photo released by the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office in Augusta, Maine, shows Christopher Knight, arrested Thursday, April 4, 2013, while stealing food from a camp in Rome, Maine.  Authorities said Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit and who lived for 27 years in the woods of central Maine, may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries.  (AP Photo/Kennebec County Sheriff's Office)

    This April 2013 booking photo released by the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office in Augusta, Maine, shows Christopher Knight, arrested Thursday, April 4, 2013, while stealing food from a camp in Rome, Maine. Authorities said Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit and who lived for 27 years in the woods of central Maine, may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries. (AP Photo/Kennebec County Sheriff's Office)

  • This photo released Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by the Maine Department of Public Safety shows a camp in a remote, section of Rome, Maine, where authorities believe Christopher Knight lived like a hermit for decades.  Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, was arrested Thursday, April 4, 2013, while stealing food from another camp in Rome.  Authorities said he may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries.  (AP Photo/Maine Department of Public Safety)

    This photo released Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by the Maine Department of Public Safety shows a camp in a remote, section of Rome, Maine, where authorities believe Christopher Knight lived like a hermit for decades. Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, was arrested Thursday, April 4, 2013, while stealing food from another camp in Rome. Authorities said he may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries. (AP Photo/Maine Department of Public Safety)

  • This April 2013 booking photo released by the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office in Augusta, Maine, shows Christopher Knight, arrested Thursday, April 4, 2013, while stealing food from a camp in Rome, Maine.  Authorities said Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit and who lived for 27 years in the woods of central Maine, may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries.  (AP Photo/Kennebec County Sheriff's Office)
  • This photo released Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by the Maine Department of Public Safety shows a camp in a remote, section of Rome, Maine, where authorities believe Christopher Knight lived like a hermit for decades.  Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, was arrested Thursday, April 4, 2013, while stealing food from another camp in Rome.  Authorities said he may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries.  (AP Photo/Maine Department of Public Safety)

Authorities say a man who lived like a hermit for decades in the woods of central Maine and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries has been captured.

The police said 47-year-old Christopher Knight was arrested last week while stealing food from a camp in Rome.

Authorities found the campsite Tuesday where they believed Knight – known as the North Pond Hermit – has lived for 27 years.

The state police said they had no information on whether Knight has an attorney. A message could not be left after hours for officials at the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta, where Knight was being held on $5,000 bail on charges of burglary and theft.

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