X

'Barefoot Bandit' Linked to Bahamas Crash

Teen fugitive goes international
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2010 4:24 AM CDT
Updated Jul 7, 2010 5:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – After all those years in the rainy Pacific Northwest, maybe Colton Harris-Moore was looking for a tropical vacation. The theft of a plane from Indiana over the weekend and its crash landing in the Bahamas a few hours later look like the work of the notorious teen "Barefoot Bandit," leading authorities to suspect that Harris-Moore has left his Washington state base. The move takes Harris-Moore "from being a regional nuisance to an international problem," an FBI agent told ABC News.

story continues below

Harris-Moore is suspected in recent car thefts, burglaries and airport break-ins in Illinois, South Dakota, Nebraska and Idaho. As he has racked up a string of daring thefts while eluding police, the teen fugitive has earned a growing cult following. His Facebook fan page has more than 44,000 followers, and movie and book deals are in the works.
(Read more Colton Harris-Moore stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X