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Barefoot Bandit Gets 7+ Years

Colton Harris-Moore plans to study in prison, apply to college

(Newser) - Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit," was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to dozens of state charges. The 20-year-old man gained international notoriety while evading police across the country in stolen planes, boats and cars during a two-year crime spree. Today's... More »

Barefoot Bandit Nabs $1.3M Movie Deal

But Colton Harris-Moore won't be living large, he'll pay back his victims

(Newser) - The Barefoot Bandit, whose cross-country crime spree brought him folk outlaw status, has reportedly signed a movie deal worth as much as $1.3 million with 20th Century Fox. But 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore won't see a penny for the rights of his life story: It instead goes to pay... More »

‘Barefoot Bandit’ Strikes Deal, Pleads Guilty

He faces 6 years on federal charges, 12 on state charges

(Newser) - The other shoe has dropped on the Barefoot Bandit. Twenty-year-old Colton Harris-Moore pleaded guilty today to seven federal charges and will receive up to 6 and a half years in prison under the deal, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer . He also will not be able to profit from any movies or... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Was a Hungry, Beaten Kid Thief

He stole to survive a hard-scrabble life

(Newser) - The busted Facebook-glamorous "Barefoot Bandit" started life as a pitiable little boy, beaten and hungry, who turned to thieving as a way to survive, the New York Times reports. Colton Harris-Moore lived a hard-scrabble life in a squalid trailer on a dead-end road less than an hour from Seattle,... More »

Fans Lament Fall of the Barefoot Bandit

Thousands still pulling for Harris-Moore to 'stick it to the man'

(Newser) - US and Bahamas law enforcement may be thrilled that Colton Harris-Moore's two-year crime spree has ended in capture, but more than 85,000 online fans of the Barefoot Bandit are still rooting for him. "Stick it to the man," one fan wrote on a Facebook page devoted to... More »

Barefoot Bandit Put a Gun to His Head

Weapon charge could complicate his case in the Bahamas

(Newser) - As cops shot out the engine on his getaway boat and the noose tightened on his 2-year crime spree, Colton Harris-Moore desperately chucked his laptop and iPhone into the water—and put a gun to his own head, reports the LA Times. "He was saying he was going to... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Was Shoeless When Busted

Colton Harris-Moore arrives in Nassau after capture, faces extradition to US

(Newser) - The teenage "Barefoot Bandit" who allegedly stole cars, boats, and airplanes to dodge US law enforcement was nabbed today as he tried to make a water escape, then brought handcuffed—and shoeless—to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, to face justice. Colton Harris-Moore was arrested before dawn in... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Reported Nabbed in Bahamas

Cops say they're taking Colton Harris-Moore to capital

(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... More »

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