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Father, son describe 'scary' encounter with elusive gunman

Published: Tuesday, April 2 2013 11:15 a.m. MDT

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Syracuse, UT

It sure would be interesting to know the why's, of this whole story.

Layton, UT

Glad they finally caught the guy.

Let's be reasonable
Baghdad, 00

There is a part of me that says we, as a human race, need a small part of us to be wild. I know. He broke the law, he is not going to stop, the victims did not ask for it, but Talk About a Different Drummer!!!!!

sandy, ut

Wild?? You call him wild, I call him reckless and irrespionsible. If he were in the woods actually living off of the land, I could understand that. Be he was too weak to survive on his own so he leached off of the cabin owners. That is not wild, that is criminal. And not only did he steal, he vandalized the very property he stole from. Nothing to be proud about there. Hope he does hard time for the firearms and other items he stole.

Florissant, MO

Lucky no one was killed, it could have resulted in that sooner or later.

Salt Lake City, UT

there is nothing to admire in this crook!.....he is just another homeless bum who was brazen enough to break into cabins, steal and move on to the next victim.


Hayduke lives, all right--but he's going to the cooler for a stretch...

Morgan, UT

Let's be reasonable said, "he is not going to stop". I beg to differ. The felonies he will be charged with will keep him pretty busy for the several years. I don't think there is a judge in the land that will allow him to get bailed out. Glad they caught the guy.

Reno, NV

Claude Dallas, Troy James Knapp, George Hayduke. Some folks admire 'em while others despise them. I'm glad that nobody was seriously injured or killed in the end game. Bramabull stated, "I call him reckless and irrespionsible(sp)", yet it took authorities seven years to capture Knapp!

Beaverton, OR

I hope he gets a long sentence of solitary confinement. He's a scary dude!

Cache county, USA

I love these types of stories. Interesting.


all he needed to survive and pillage for six years is a working gun.

Wasatch Front, UT

SIGH.... Think of the millions of taxpayers' dollars spent/to-be-spent to track down, capture, provide a fair trial for, incarcerate (presuming he's found guilty 8-) and attempt to rehabilitate this ONE stinkin' guy!!

I'm afraid "The Mountain Burglar" (I refuse to call him a "Man") is in for one gigantic case of "cabin" fever now!!! ;^)

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Guns and freedom. This man could be a poster child for the NRA.

Bill Shakespeare
Salt Lake City, UT

Finally, we've found a true, pure conservative republican. This guy has never sold out and cut deals with democrats. I'm so tired of the RINOZZ!

Jemez Springs, NM

If he were a monster, he would have killed the two he encountered.

Cache county, USA

Midwest mom.
Freedom was gained with guns. Please make plans to move to Canada ASAP.

Farmington, UT

I'm afraid I agree with Brahmabull--a true mountain man would be ashamed to not be able to survive off the land. Anything else he needed he would trade for, not steal and destroy property. This guy is a mountain man wannabe, not the real deal!

Flagstaff, AZ

....." he had an assault rifle".. Seems as if almost everyone has fallen into this trap of calling any firearm (rifle) that "resembles" a military rifle an assault rifle. I hear it all the time on TV coming from liberals and conservatives alike. Being black does not qualify as an assault rifle. Having the same physical shape and outline as a military rifle does not make it an assault rifle. I wish people would take the time to educate themselves as to what an assualt rifle is before throwing around the term so loosely. Politicians like to use the term and the general public,at least those that are ignorant about firearms, believe that's what they are. Politicians call for assault weapons to be banned. Well, the simple truth is "assault" rifles have been banned since 1934.Civilian ownership of assault rifles or any other full-automatic firearm is tightly regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives under the National Firearms Act of 1934. Why don't the politicians recognize this fact? Could it be that it doesn't suit their agenda?

Farmington, UT

Shooting at a police helicopter-----now that's real smart, isn't it?

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