The Barefoot Bandit, Coltin Harris-Moore was indicted on several charges in Seattle, Washington this week. The teenage folk hero, who alluded police for the last two years, has finally had his wings clipped.
A federal grand jury charged the Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, 19, on five counts, including interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft and being a fugitive in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Colton faces up to 10 years in prison, for each count. He is being held in a federal detention center in Seattle, and is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment Nov. 18.
After a two-year run from the law, he was caught July 10 in the Bahamas, a week after police say he crash-landed an airplane stolen from an Indiana airport. Bahamian authorities launched an extensive manhunt for the teenager and arrested him as he tried to flee in a boat.
The Barefoot Bandit’s estranged mom is fielding offers from TV and Movie production companies who want to buy the rights to his life story. It’s reported in April 2010, 20th Century Fox bought the rights and plan on making a movie about Colton.
In a new CBS documentary, 48 Hours Mystery, reveals the REAL story behind the Barefoot Bandit. What drove him to commit all these crimes? According to CBS, Colton Harris-Moore grew up in an abusive and alcoholic home. Abused by his father, Children Protective Services was called to his home multiple times. At the age of 12, Colton called 911 when his dad tried to strangle him to death. Is he an abused kid gone wild or punk ass criminal who needs to be locked up forthe next ten years? I guess it depends on who you ask.
For the Barefoot Bandit’s Facebook Fan Club members, they consider him a modern day Jesse James or Robin Hood. Born under the astrology star sign of Aries, Colton Harris-Moore is definitely a pioneer when it comes to avoiding the police. Will he turn his life around? Astrologically, with his Moon in Gemini, Colton’s enjoying the fame and fortune he garnered from his crime spree. Astrochicks thinks the Barefoot Bandit will be prosecuted but I don’t see him getting more than ten years for his crime. Hopefully when he gets out, Colton will still have some money left from his book and movie deal. Run Colton Run…