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The man imagined to be a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Superman has been located in an assisted-living facility in Corning, California.
In 1971, the dashing robber hijacked a Boeing 727 airplane going from Portland to Seattle. In Seattle he demanded and received $200,000 in cash while they refueled the plane and passengers were allowed to leave. That evening the plane with a skeleton crew then headed south and east at Cooper’s direction. Somewhere over Oregon or Northern California Cooper parachuted into the darkness, and was never seen or heard from againâ€¦ until now.
“Yeah,” said the elderly man (known to his friends as Herbert Schwartz), “I’m really D. B. Cooper.”
“The chicks,” he winked, “really dig it.”