Monday, July 12, 2010

The Barefoot Bandit Colton Harris-Moore Caught in the Bahamas

You are looking at the Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore's, shackled bare feet, walking, in custody, in the Bahamas, where he was caught on Sunday after a high speed boat chase.

Colton's mother, Pamela Kohler, has retained Courtney Love's Seattle entertainment lawyer to take care of her interests. Colton's mother claims to have a deal for a book.

Meanwhile, back in the Bahamas, Colton faces several theft charges, including the boat he used to take police on a high-speed chase.

Colton had a gun, which he tossed overboard before being arrested. He was wearing cargo shorts and a bullet-proof vest. And no shoes.

Colton also had a laptop computer and a GPS locator with him.

Somehow the 6 foot 5 teenager managed to steal an airplane in Indiana (his 5th alleged plane theft) and fly the plane to the Bahamas, where he crash landed on Abaco and began his Bahama Barefoot Bandit operation.

Colton has been on the lam since escaping a Washington halfway house in 2008, after which he broke into dozens of homes across Washington, British Columbia and Idaho. In addition to the home break-ins there were the plane and boat takeovers.

The Barefoot Bandit has over 60,000 Facebook fans, many posting comments verbalizing their disappointment over his capture.

Now the battle between all the jurisdictions who want to prosecute Colton Harris-Moore begins.

I wonder how long it will take the movie version to hit the big, or little, screen?

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