20 years later, Montanans remember Unabomber as odd, funny

Twenty years after the arrest of Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, some residents in the small Montana town of Lincoln remember him as an odd recluse while at least one says he had a good sense of humor.

Kaczynski is serving a life sentence in a Colorado prison for mail bombings spanning 17 years that killed three and injured 23 nationwide. He was arrested April 3, 1996, in his primitive cabin 75 miles east of Missoula.

Kaczynski used to ride his bike to Lincoln’s library. Librarian Sherri Wood probably knew him as well as anyone.

Wood tells the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/1RIX7Ms ) she liked him and thought he was funny. She says she’s now glad he’ll never be out of prison.

Wood says tourists still occasionally come to the library to touch a shelf that Kaczynski touched.


Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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