Bahamas Orders “Barefoot Bandit” Back to the U.S.
On Tuesday, a court in the Bahamas ordered the teenage fugitive known as the "Barefoot Bandit” to be deported to the United States, after he pled guilty to illegal landing.
Colton Harris-Moore was fined $300 U.S. dollars or three months in prison.Police had pursued the 19-year-old since 2008 after he escaped from a Washington state halfway house and then allegedly stole cars, boats and airplanes while on the run.
Harris-Moore is suspected of stealing a plane in Indiana and flying it more than 1,000 miles, despite any formal flight training.
Harris-Moore is nicknamed the “Barefoot Bandit” because some of his crimes were committed barefoot. He gained international notoriety for his ability to avoid arrest during his time on the run.
Authorities said Harris-Moore led police on a high-speed boat chase before he was arrested on Harbour Island.