Elusive 'Mountain Man' spotted in Sanpete County, police say

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  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    Hopefully he'll be covered by Obamacare

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    sounds to me like a common thief - that happens to live in the mountains. I have to wonder where this nut case lives during the winter months? You can't prance around in the snow at degrees temperatures for 4 months. Seems like the sheriff could find this guy during the winter months hold up in some cabin. If this guy is armed I would be fearful of having a run in with him during the hunting season. Very dangerous.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Oct. 9, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    my2cents - Maybe you missed the story. Your idea of living off of the land is quite backwards if you think living off of the land means stealing supplies from others. You seem to be making light of what this criminal is doing. You aren't one of those people with a cabin that has been vandalized and burglarized by the criminal. He is a real danger, and he has threatened (with notes) those owners of cabins he has broken into. He has been caught on other peoples property, both on video and still camera. Do you think that it is just a coincidence that cabins were broken into after he was spotted? I wouldn't want my family out at a cabin alone with this nut job roaming the hills. He is a criminal, and is obviously unstable. He is not the type of person you want to be carrying a gun. He is dangerous. He is not a survivalist, he is a moocher. He has not survived by using the land, but rather the merchandise of those who he stole from. I hope he gets caught or doesn't make it through the winter.

  • MR Draper, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Living off the land? He is breaking into cabins and stealing their food and supplies. Living off others perhaps.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 9, 2012 4:48 a.m.

    Living off the land, he is one up on most of us. I know of a few people who are also living this lifestyle now because of the economy and shutting down the US industrial might. And I'm sure the DWR can supply many names to this list where occupying in the wilderness and homesteading is now their way of life. But that doesn't make them dangerous criminals and the need for death squads to take pursuit.

    Besides, there is very little proof this man is a threat to anyone but a bear or mountain lion and broken door locks. Or that he has committed all the crimes they blame him for.

    Maybe the DWR should put out a reward for those living off the land to report grows of marijuana and drug companies and even identify the operators working them. Kind of a free lance workforce giving them a little spending money.