Thursday, April 17, 2008

Reluctant Hero

I've been watching interviews with Kim Robinson, the man who found murder suspect Allan Schoenborn in the hills near Merritt, BC yesterday.

Is it just me, or does he sound exactly like Nicholas Campbell in 'DaVinci's Inquest'?

What a remarkable guy. He's obviously terribly uncomfortable with all the attention. He looks at his shoes while he talks and keeps insisting that he did nothing remarkable. The people of Merritt obviously disagree, as several of them honked their horns as they passed by him during one interview.

One thing I find particularly admirable is his reaction to criticism of the work of the police and the RCMP for having taken so long to find Schoenborn. In fact, about the only time he expresses any strong emotion at all is when he's taking some interviewer to task for implying that the cops screwed up.

Don't get me wrong. The guy's no angel (he was once convicted for selling bear gall bladders), but it's nice to see a real person who did a real good thing get the credit he deserves without being a dick about it.

That is all.

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