Crime isn’t what I usually think of when I think of courage. But this guy certainly had some cajones.
I think it’s his sheer audacity that I find intriguing. He broke into rich people’s houses or hotel rooms, and if discovered, he would brazenly announce, “it’s only me,” or “everything’s all right, madam.”
I can’t approve of the contempt he showed for his victims, but I suppose it’s easier to steal from someone if you can make them seem less than yourself.
This is a man who had the courage to live his passion. I can respect that–even if I don’t think much of the passion or its source.