Wednesday, July 14, 2010

’Barefoot Bandit’ nabbed in the Bahamas

Colton Harris-Moore’s life on the lam ended with a scene befitting the audacious crime tear that preceded it.

“They’re going to kill me,” he told the security director of a Bahamian resort and marina before he was nabbed, according to a statement the resort released to CNN.

For more than two years, North America’s most infamous teen fugitive evaded police in the United States and Canada, leaving behind a trail of stolen cars, powerboats and small airplanes – and tens of thousands of online fans rooting for the “Barefoot Bandit” to stay one shoeless step ahead of the law.

But in the wee hours of Sunday morning, authorities finally caught up with Mr. Harris-Moore when the boat he helmed ran aground in shallow waters at the Romora Bay Resort and Marina near Harbour Island, Bahamas. FULL STORY