‘North Pond Hermit’ Bail Set At $25,000 

AUGUSTA, Maine – A judge has set a new bail conditions for a man charged with stealing food, clothing and other items from lakeside camps during his 27 years of hermitic living in the woods of Maine.Forty-seven-year-old Christopher Knight made his court appearance Tuesday via video as Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills set his bail at $25,000 cash.Under an agreement with prosecutors and Knight’s lawyer no third party can post Knight’s bail.Officials wanted to raise Knight’s bail from $5,000 to $250,000, saying high bail would prevent people interested in the case from exploiting him.Prosecutors say defense attorney Walter McKee will ask for a psychological evaluation for Knight, who lived in a makeshift camp in the woods in Rome for nearly three decades.