'Barefoot Bandit' Reported Nabbed in Bahamas

Cops say they're taking Colton Harris-Moore to capital
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2010 6:22 AM CDT
This July 2009 file self-portrait shows Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called "Barefoot Bandit."   (AP Photo/Island County Sheriff's Office via The Herald)

(Newser) – Police in the Bahamas say they have caught the teen fugitive known as the "Barefoot Bandit." A police official says 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore was arrested this morning on the northern island of Eleuthera. The official said police expect to fly Harris-Moore within hours from Eleuthera to Nassau, the capital of the island chain off the Florida coast.

Island police have been searching for the wily fugitive since he allegedly crash-landed a stolen plane on nearby Great Abaco Island a week ago. Harris-Moore has been on the run from American law enforcement since escaping from a Washington state halfway house in 2008.

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