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Sun., July 11, 2010, 5:05 a.m.

Barefoot Bandit captured in Bahamas…

(AP Photo/Island County Sheriff's Office via The Herald) NO SALES (Anonymous - AP)
(AP Photo/Island County Sheriff's Office via The Herald) NO SALES (Anonymous - AP)

Good morning, Netizens...

This July 2009 file self-portrait provided by the Island County Sheriff's Office shows Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called "Barefoot Bandit". Police were hunting across a tourist island Tuesday July 6, 2010 for signs of a pilot who vanished after wrecking a small plane in the Bahamas and investigators in the U.S. turned their suspicions toward an American teenager on the run dubbed "the Barefoot Bandit." The single-engine Cessna that crashed in shallow waters off Abaco island was apparently stolen from an airport in Bloomington, Indiana. By the time rescuers arrived on Sunday, nobody was inside. (AP Photo/Island County Sheriff's Office via The Herald) NO SALES (Anonymous - AP)

Colton Harris-Moore, known throughout the world as “The Barefoot Bandit”, is free to roam and pillage no more. Moore was captured by Bahamas Police early this morning, bringing to an end Moore's two-year flight from justice.

Harris-Moore has been running from American law enforcement since escaping from a Washington state halfway house in 2008, gained fame and thousands of fans who admired his ability to evade arrest. He is suspected of stealing cars, boats and at least five planes.

Harris was named the Barefoot Bandit for allegedly going shoeless during some crimes and once allegedly leaving behind chalk footprints as a calling card.

He has become a folk hero to supporters, who have bought "Run, Colton, Run" T-shirts and written songs about his exploits. He has tens of thousands of followers on Facebook, which doesn't say much for the Internet.


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