<<< Colton Harris-Moore arrives barefoot, handcuffed and shackled as he is escorted by police upon arrival to Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday July 11, 2010. Harris-Moore was arrested before dawn in northern Eleuthera island, according to police. Island police had been searching for the fugitive since he allegedly crash-landed a stolen plane a week ago on nearby Great Abaco Island, where he was blamed for a string of at least seven break-ins and has been running from U.S. law enforcement since escaping from a Washington state halfway house in 2008. AP Photo
Harbour Island, Bahamas — After reporting whether the Barefoot Bandit was indeed ever in the Bahamas in their usual spin of deflection and lies, The Tribune representatives were shamefully at the airport to see Police officials in Nassau capture the 19-year-old who went on a worldwide stealing spree across the US and into the Bahamas.
Colton Harris-Moore was captured in North Eleuthera this afternoon after police and FBI officials tracked him down on the island as he continued his rampage of housebreaking.
The U.S. teenager, who has evaded arrest for two years after escaping a juvenile halfway house in Renton, Washington, was given the nickname because he wore no shoes when he allegedly broke into houses.
Harris, who is accused of stealing cars, boats and airplanes to dodge law enforcement, was nabbed Sunday morning, as he attempted to dock a boat at Harbour Island. Island police had been searching for the teenager for a week, after he crash-landed a stolen plane on Great Abaco Island, where he is blamed for a string of break-ins.
The teen fugitive reached folk hero status among thousands of fans that admired his ability to evade arrest. Once again the TRIBUNE attempted to LIE to the public, while we knew better.
Hats off to the men and women in uniform of the RBPF who has captured the young terrorist.