John Seybold (criminal)

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John Allen Seybold (June 17, 1923 – February 2, 2005)[1] was an American jewel thief who authored The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar under the pen name Frank Hohimer. The book was used as the basis for Michael Mann's 1981 film Thief, starring James Caan. As Hohimer, Seybold served as the technical advisor on the film's Chicago set, with FBI warrants outstanding. Seybold was imprisoned at South Woods State Prison in New Jersey from May 1995- 2001 .

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  1. ^ "Death Record - John Seybold". Death-Record. Retrieved 2 April 2013.