Video shows arrest of man accused of breaking into home in search for treasure | KOB 4

Video shows arrest of man accused of breaking into home in search for treasure Web Staff
October 16, 2018 05:14 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Lapel camera video shows the moment a Santa Fe police officer arrested Robert Miller Friday.


Court documents say he used an ax to break into Forrest Fenn's Santa Fe home.

“I thought the poem directed me into here,” Miller told the officer. “

The video shows Fenn, along with one of his daughters, who confronted Miller when they returned home and found him standing in the driveway holding a wooden chest.

One of Fenn's daughters held miller at gunpoint until police arrived.

According to court documents, Miller told the officer "hand his wife only have $130 in their bank account and he wanted to find the treasure to change his family’s financial future."

In 2010, Santa Fe art dealer and author Forrest Fenn claimed he hid a chest full of gold and jewels, worth $2 million, somewhere in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe.

Since then, thousands of people have set out in search of the hidden treasure, guided by a poem Fenn wrote.

At least four people have died searching for the treasure.

In past interviews, Fenn said people shouldn't put themselves in danger.

"The treasure's not hidden in a dangerous place," he said.

Fenn told KOB he does not plan to call off the treasure hunt, despite the break-in.

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