SKOWHEGAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People who believe their homes were burglarized by the North Pond Hermit had the chance to get some of their stolen items back Saturday.
The Maine State Police held a meeting for residents of the North Pond area so they could give statements to police and then find out if their possessions were among the items police collected from Christopher Knight's campsite. Knight, who is known as the North Pond Hermit, spent 27 years living in the Maine woods and admitted to committing more than one thousand burglaries during that time.
District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says it's important that she hears from every person who was allegedly victimized by the hermit to build a case and determine sentencing.
One of the victims, Dave Proulx, says Knight had been breaking into his camp since the mid-nineties. Proulx claimed a rain jacket and a cooler among the evidence.
"I don't think the guy should be thrown in jail and throw away the key, but if you admit to a thousand burglaries you should spend a little time in jail," Proulx said. "Not because you're the hermit, because you're a thief."
District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says she is not sure when Knight is will be indicted. It could be as soon as May 29th. Knight is currently undergoing a forensic evaluation.