Monday, March 29, 2010

Colton Harris-Moore

Sometime during the early hours of Friday morning, Washington State investigators broke off their hunt for teen fugitive Colton Harris-Moore along the rugged shore of Orcas Island. He had eluded a 35-member team's grasp, somehow, and vanished again.

Elsewhere, meanwhile, the teen's legend continued to grow as more people signed up to his online fan club and T-shirts rolled off the press at Seattle's Good Times Screen Printing, some bearing the slogan, "Fly, Colton, Fly!"

The 18-year-old has been on the run for almost two years and is suspected of stealing vehicles worth an estimated total of US$1.5-million during that time on both sides of the border, including luxury cars and five airplanes -- which he has apparently taught himself how to fly but not land.