Brazen Teen 'Barefoot Bandit' Now Linked to Boat Thefts

Cult hero's list of escapades grows
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2010 5:15 AM CDT
Colton Harris-Moore appears in a mug shot in 2007.   (AP Photo/Island County Sheriff’s Office via the Everette Herald)
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(Newser) – Add two stolen boats and another burglary to the feats of the bold teen "'Barefoot Bandit," who has evaded police for 2 years and amassed a cult fan following. Colton Harris-Moore, 18, has terrorized islands in the Pacific Northwest, where he is suspected in dozens of burglaries and has allegedly stolen and crashed four planes, stunts that have earned him more than 27,000 Facebook fans.

Harris-Moore's most recent apparent escapade involved a sport fishing boat stolen from one island that turned up abandoned yesterday on a neighboring island. Police say he's also suspected in another recent boat theft and burglary. His haul to date may total $1.5 million. In March he managed to vanish into the woods again after police and federal agents began to close in on him, ABC News reports.

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