After more than two years on the run in the Northwest, Colt fled Orcas and began a spectacular cross-country trek. Friel followed the Barefoot Bandit all the way to the Bahamas, where the chase finally ended in a hail of gunfire at 3 a.
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Through his personal experiences and hundreds of interviews with witnesses, victims, local authorities, Colt's family, and, indirectly, Colt himself, Friel gives readers an exclusive look at an outlaw legend. Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest's evergreen islands, where Internet millionaires coexist with survivalists and ex-hippies, this is a gripping, stranger-than-fiction tale about a neglected and troubled child who outfoxed the authorities, gained a cult following, and made the world take notice. He lives on Orcas Island in Washington State with his wife.
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Average Review. Write a Review. In early April , he began reaching out to the press to discuss his mother, Pam Kohler, who is fighting end-of-life-stage lung cancer.
Harris-Moore fears that he will not be released from the Stafford Creek Corrections Center near Aberdeen in time to see her. He hopes that in the near future, with her body and vital organs in a deep freeze, she can be brought back to life and have her cancer successfully treated. The donation page is www.
If all of the money is not raised, donations will be returned. Raised on Camano Island, Harris-Moore began a two-year burglary spree after escaping from a Renton group home in His crimes included breaking into homes and businesses in the San Juan Islands and Skagit County and stealing boats and airplanes.
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He taught himself to operate an aircraft by playing video games and reading books on the subject. He eluded authorities by staying in the woods and unoccupied homes. Known as the Barefoot Bandit because he left foot prints at some of his crime scenes, Harris-Moore was captured in the Bahamas in after a a brief, high-speed boat chase that involved gunfire. He was carrying a handgun and police shot out his boat motor.
In the media frenzy and court process that followed, Harris-Moore was shocked to hear how his time evading authorities had affected those left in his wake. I was leaving the country 12 hours later and it was my sign that I was leaving. All of the money has gone to his victims for damages. He plans to stay in Washington state and work seven days a week, 20 hours a day.