Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Moments before his arrest Video

Moments before he was captured in the Bahamas in a stolen boat, Barefoot Bandit Colton Harris-Moore was caught on camera. After the jump check out the surveillance video, complete with bumbling Bahamian authorities trying to coordinate their pursuit and high-fiving, vacationing frat boys, toasting to the frenetic chaos going on all around them.

Soucrce: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/07/barefoot_bandit_colton_harris-.php

The Barefoot Bandit's last days on the run

The Barefoot Bandit's last days on the run

By Erik Lacitis

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas —

Hey, the young local guys on shore yelled at the skinny youth on the Boston Whaler drifting about 30 feet away, "You're the Barefoot Bandit!"

Colton Harris-Moore replied, "That's me."

He was wearing shorts with a camouflage print, a light-colored T-shirt. He didn't appear scared or nervous. It was about 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

One of the guys, Morris Jonassaint, 19, was struck by something that Harris-Moore said at one point.

"He says, 'Call the cops! Call the cops! I want to get chased! I'm bored!' " Jonassaint recalled.

Harris-Moore was hours away from the end of his last week of freedom. His two-year run that had taken him from Camano Island across the country, and to here, was over...Read the entire story here

Monday, July 26, 2010

Respect and Praise for Colton Harris-Moore

Attorney John Brown said he spoke with Harris-Moore for four hours on Saturday and found him to be "fascinating, intelligent and introspective."

He wanted me to give the message to the public that what he did was not romantic, that he shouldn't be a role model and he actually doesn't like the attention he is getting. - Brown

Over the past few days, much has turned up in the news relating to the subject of Colton being regarded as a 'Folk Hero' much to his own comments. In the quote given above from Colton’s attorney and many like it, we are seeing a different Colton than many people were probably expecting. From what it seems like, is that Colton himself would like for the image that the media and his fans have created to be done away with. As a fan, I think that Colton deserves our respect and way we may want to rethink the way that Colton receives the medias attention. One idea is to address the issue of Colton as a 'role model.' Colton’s did something that many kids dream of doing. Hijacking planes, boats, mansions etc. the life sounds exciting and thrilling. In reality, Colton was experiencing a much deeper psychological tension and the acts he did were irresponsible and without saying should not be repeated.

For any of the kids out there who think this is fun, it is not, He was scared to death most of the time he was on his lark, and he's concerned that kids will think this is fun. - Brown

With this in mind, what Colton did also took a lot of bravery and he deserves our credit for the intelligence that it took to learn how to fly planes without a license in addition to evading police while traveling from the Pacific Northwest to the Bahamas. Let us not be naive of the mentality that Colton was experiencing while he was on his 'lark,' but I think he still deserves our praises for his bravery.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Welcome Home Colton

Colton arrives back in Washington after a two year crime spree that started in this very state following his arrest in the Bahamas.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/07/22/VI2010072201830.html#

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Everybody wants a little piece of Colton

A Warrent issued in Nebraska, casting Speculation with goofball Michael Cera, and a grip of amassed charges where Colton is faceing a maximum 10-year sentence in prison if convicted. As the list continues to be added too, the speculation for the fate of Colton will increase until the drama is settled.

During Coltons first court appearance, which only lasted 8 minutes, Colton did not contest his detention while being read his charges in addition to being the primary suspect in nearly 80 crimes committed including the theft of five airplanes, numerous car thefts, several boats and numerous break-ins of homes and businesses. His next appearence in court will likely be after the Grand Jury indictment. For now, Colton faces time behind bars that is counterposed to his life for the past 2 years.

This does, however, beg the question, was colton really free when he was traveling across the country. Due to some of the reports and public records, the speculation of what prompted Colton is fixated on a broken home and family life. From a letter, Coltons mother wrote "This boy has had many disappointments all his life. His step father and our dog dies and this had severe effects on Colt and I." Colton was definitly running away just as much as he was running to. To what we can only speculate, freedom, adrenaline etc. But this simple fact of his home life begs our sympathy and our hearts go out to you Colt. Yet, we still applaud you for the tenacity and the intelligence (not necessarily wisdom) it took to do what you did.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Welcome to Con-Air

Cyrus the Virus will not be on the flight with Colton Harris-Moore, but the next stream of speculation for the Barefoot Bandit seems to surround his return trip to Seattle. Colton will likely be flown on a federal inmate plane, but their remains the possibility that he will be flown on a commercial flight or driven to Washington. The timing is going to be sometime later this week or next week but the public likely will not know when the transfer will occur.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stay Tuned for Trial Updates: Colton Harris-Moore Arrested in the Bahamas

I know that this is late news, something that a 1 week vacation allowed me to miss but I wanted to report on it anyway. Now that Colton is in federal custody, there is sure to be a lot of negotiating as to his sentencing. From our standpoint, we have seen Colton get away with some amazing feats, and commandeering the powerboat was definitly not a dissapointmnet is his latest bout. As one officer put it, "it was like something right out of a movie."

Now all we can do is wait for what will happen next. Colton's mother has hired a High-Profile Seattle based Criminal Defense Attorney John Henry Browne for representing Colton in addition to a celebrity lawyer O. Yale Lewis to seek control of entertainment interests related to her son.

Friday, July 9, 2010

FBI Manhunt in the Bahamas

While the FBI scours the Bahamas with no avail of finding the allusive Teen Bandit, the allure of this Frank Abignale Jr. successor continues to grow. From swiping goods at a local gas station to finding part-time residence within vacant homes to joy-riding in airplanes, Colton has been a fugitive for more than two years and is a suspect in more than five dozen crimes. In his most recent incedent, Colton is suspected of stealing a plane from Indiana and flying to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas (about a 1300 mile plane ride) where he crash landed in about 3 feet of water around Sandy Point, near the mangrove wetlands at the island's southern tip.

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As the pressure to find Colton increases, with the FBI offering a $10,000 reward and a community of Abaca residents aiding the would be manhunt, the next chapter of this story will draw further spectators and cheers for Colton from the sidelines as well as speculationas to what will happen next.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tracking Colton Harris Moore

Kudos to whomever has been updating the Tracking Map for Colton Harris Moore.

View Tracking Colton Harris-Moore, aka The Barefoot Bandit in a larger map


Colton Harris soaking up the rays in the Bahamas. It appears that our teen hero is changing his climate has headed for a destination of envy in his usual island hopping self. Looking back at the past few months, Colton has managed to hide from the media, but this joyride has taken his fame to new levels and is reinforcing his image as "The Young Outlaw."


The Abaco Islands lie in the northern Bahamas and comprise the main islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco with smaller islands surrounding the two. For the time being, Home to Colton, the Abaco used to be home to English Loyalists who fled America during the American Revolution and in the 1970's became the envy of American Businessmen who wanted the Islands to become a Utopia for Businessmen fearing socialism. It is also Regatta Time In Abaco and this begs the speculation that Colton has become tired of flying and would prefer to take up sailing.

Regatta Race Boat

For now we can only wait to see what happens next but this act was not a disappointment.