American Hermit Found in Germany: "Forest Man" Discovered in Woods with Weed
German authorities arrested an American hermit found in the woods of the Rhineland-Palatinate on Monday. He has allegedly been living in a hidden camp for years, but isn't your average recluse .
The forest man's home was not made out of candy.
"Forest man" is thought to have been living, perhaps for years, in a hidden camp on the roof of one of the abandoned homes. According to police, he speaks German with an American accent, and doesn't fit the traditional hermit stereotype. When police found him, he was clean-shaven with short hair, dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt, and seemed to be up on his current events. He also seems to have regularly disposed of his trash, prompting a police officer to tell the dpa: "Actually, he seems like a pretty orderly person."
Residents told the dpa that there have been rumors circling the possible existence of "forest man" for a while. Some suspect he may have been involved in a number of unsolved robberies. "Forest man" remains in police custody while these allegations are being investigated.
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