“Putting a Human Face on a Domestic Terrorist,” Chicago Tribune, February 11, 2007

In the end, Eric Rudolph didn’t really mind being arrested.

By 2003, when a local police officer found him picking through a Save-A-Lot dumpster, Rudolph had been hiding out in the North Carolina mountains for almost five years, living off the nighttime discards of nearby towns, frying up salamanders to eat when food was scarce. During that time he had become not only a proud member of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list but also a folk hero of sorts: a “lone wolf” who managed, for all his moral failings, to single-handedly outwit an army of federal agents.

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