Modern-day 'Robinson Crusoe' could be evicted from island home8/27/2012
A modern-day "Robinson Crusoe" may be evicted from the remote island where he has been living in solitude for nearly 20 years. David Glasheen, aged in his late 60s, moved to Restoration Island off the northern coast of Australia in 1993, after losing his $10-million fortune in the 1987 stock market crash. He was able to take possession of part of the island by promising to build tourism infrastructure there, something he never quite got around to, with his time taken up by fishing, collecting fruit and crabs, brewing his own beer and dabbling in share trading via his solar-powered computer. But it seems the government may have to winch Glasheen and his dog out of their idyllic home. His response to the "horrible" legal ruling that he vacate the island? "I’m probably going to stay there. I'm sick of the courts." [Source]
Do you see Glasheen as a pioneer or a bum?