Barefoot Bandit Caught in Bahamas

Barefoot Bandit Caught in Bahamas
Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit"
AP

07/11/2010 10:45AM

The Barefoot Bandit's alleged two-year crime spree has come to an end.

Colton Harris-Moore, who is said to have stolen cars, boats, planes – often without shoes – was arrested early Sunday morning on northern Eleuthera island in the Bahamas, the Associated Press reports.

Island police have been searching for the 19-year-old fugitive since last week, when he allegedly crashed a plane onto Great Abaco Island.

Moore, who lived a troubled childhood on Camano Island, Wash., has been on the run since 2008 when he broke out of a Washington halfway house. He has gained a cult following of fans for his unique calling cards at the alleged crime scenes – leaving barefoot signs or donations for animal charities in his wake.



A Facebook phenomenon and the subject of a proposed feature film, Moore was discovered by island police, the AP reports, when they came upon his trail in Eleuthera after recovering a power boat stolen from Abaco, where he was suspected in a number of burglaries.

Many of his fans, true to form, are disappointed with the arrest.

"Oh poo, the fun's over," wrote one on Twitter.

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