Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit Arrested in the Bahamas

 

The “Barefoot Bandit” will now be wearing prison issued foot wear …

19 year old Colton Harris-Moore, known as the “Barefoot Bandit” has finally been arrested in the Bahamas after being on the run for two years.  The US  teenager allegedly stole cars, boats and airplanes to evade US law enforcement. Colton Harris-Moore  was arrested in northern Eleuthera as he attempted to dock a boat at Harbour Island.  Colton Harris-Moore now faces possible extradition back the the United States. Colton Harris-Moore was being transported to Nassau, Bahamas, on Sunday.

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Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit

The Barefoot bandit is the modern day version of “Catch Me if You Can,” the story made famous by  Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks where Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

NASSAU, Bahamas – A U.S. teenager who allegedly stole cars, boats and airplanes to dodge U.S. law enforcement for two years was finally captured Sunday in the Bahamas, bringing an end to exploits that made the “Barefoot Bandit” a folk hero.

Colton Harris-Moore was arrested before dawn in northern Eleuthera, said Sgt. Chrislyn Skippings, a spokeswoman for the Royal Bahamas Police Force. A contingent of high-ranking officers traveled to the island to take the suspect to Nassau, the country’s capital, where he faces possible extradition to the United States.

 

The “Barefoot Bandit” was a folk hero of sorts who got his nickname after allegedly leaving shoeless prints at a series of crime scenes in the United States.  Colton Harris-Moore has been on the run since 2008, when he escaped from a juvenile halfway house in Renton, Washington, after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary

His alleged exploits have resulted in a string of arrest warrants issued by local forces in the US as well as catapulting him to celebrity status. He has thousands of Facebook followers, a fan club selling “Run, Colton, Run” T-shirts and songs have been written about him.

Growing up just north of Seattle, Harris-Moore gained his first theft conviction at 12 and in 2007 was given a four-year sentence in juvenile detention. He escaped from an open window and went on the run after being moved to a halfway house.

Coming soon to a movie theatre near you a combination of “Footloose”, “Shoeless Joe Jackson” and “To Catch a Thief”.



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    10 Responses to “Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit Arrested in the Bahamas”

    1. World Wide News Flash on July 11th, 2010 10:31 am

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    2. rightknight on July 12th, 2010 10:28 am

      Einstein Junior discovers Theory of Crime and Punishment!

    3. Jack Hammer on July 12th, 2010 1:01 pm

      Slowly but surely all of SUPER DAVE’S relatives are ending up behind bars. Too bad you can’t be arrested for being ignorant, he could join them.

    4. Miklo on July 12th, 2010 1:06 pm

      Dude should have gone to Aruba instead of Bahamas.

    5. Scott on July 13th, 2010 7:31 am

      Once again, jack off (#3) has nothing substantial to say except to attack someone who posts here. This equates to jack off being a complete and utter LOSER! Period.

      Does he really think this kid is a conservative? LOL! It goes to show how truly ignorant jack off is.

      Anyhow, enough with the libtard.

      This kid is getting WAY TOO MUCH press.

      It goes to show how ignorant many many Americans are in supporting this kid or calling him a folk hero. HE IS A CRIMINAL…end of story much like the Obama administration and probably our little friend jack off.

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      Wow Scott. You criticize me, then say you are done, then do it again. Do you love me?

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