Hey, so I've come up with an idea for my NaNo, but I don't know if it's too much like a real life event that happened. I'll give you the synopsis, then tell you what event I'm afraid it's too similar to. Synopsis: It started out simple enough. Greg ran away from home on his 16 birthday with a backpack full of random items. He stopped and decided to steal a bike. Before he left though, he took out a sharpie and a pack of stickers out of his backpack. “Sincerely, ” he wrote on the ground next to where he took the bike from. This simple act causes a chain of events that no one could have predicted. Greg becomes famous as the Smiley Face Thief, the new Robin Hood of his generation. Pressure mounts for him to get progressively more divine in his mysterious thefts. Stealing from the rich isn’t good enough nowadays. He becomes a symbol for hope to thousands of Americans, including famous people (yes, I know that’s pretty general). But at the same time, he is a thief. Soon the cops are after him, hunting down the Smiley Face Thief. Bad things happen as he narrowly escapes kidnap (also general). Greg can’t run forever. But what’s a Smiley Face Thief to do? --------- That's my plot, or at least a very basic outline of it. But looking it over, I'm afraid that the plot is too similar to "The Barefoot Bandit" thing that happened earlier this year.Am I just being paranoid, or is this too much like a real life event? Thanks for the help!