Ben wrote:After 27 years of seclusion and silence re-entering society via jail/prison and international media attention is probably a recipe for disaster.
Anyway, much metta to him.
You are assuming that this is a re-entry to society. My deluded hope is that he learns his lesson, moves to California, and does the same thing minus the theft.
Yes, Buckwheat, I am assuming a re-entry to society. I think he is too curious an oddity for the media to leave him alone. In time, that attention will disappear but I do think the sudden re-entry, perhaps jail, perhaps some temporary celebrity status, may have a deliterious effect. And you are right, they are just assumptions I am making and I could be wrong.