Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Colton Harris-Moore released from prison into work release

Stolen and crashed:  Cessna 400 Corvalis, N660BA, on Great Abaco Island.

A peak inside of the stolen and crashed Cessna 400 Corvalis, N660BA.

Ignition of Idaho plane.

William Sport, standing in front of two boats he owns in the Bahamas, is upset that police shot up the smaller boat while chasing Colton Harris-Moore. "The police could have taken a warning shot. He's a little punk," Sport said. 
"I have no sympathy for him. He's a thief."

Colton Harris-Moore is seen in a July 2008 photo recovered from a stolen digital camera memory card.

Colton Harris-Moore, the former teenage thief known as the "Barefoot Bandit," was released Wednesday from Stafford Creek Correction Center into work release in King County to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Harris-Moore, now 25, became a media sensation back in 2010 after eluding police on an international chase when he was just a teenager in Camano Island.  After a two-year crime spree stealing cars, a boat and planes, Harris-Moore was caught after he crash-landed a stolen plane in the Bahamas.

He earned the name "Barefoot Bandit" because he committed some of his crimes without shoes on.

KING 5 reported that Harris-Moore will be working at the office of his attorney, John Henry Browne. He will reportedly be staying at a halfway house in Seattle.

The release falls short of the six-and-a-half-year prison sentence he received in 2012. It comes at a difficult time for Harris-Moore. His mother, who suffered from advanced lung cancer, passed away in May.

Harris-Moore had spoken earlier of cryogenically freezing his mother with the hope medical advances might revive her and treat her lung cancer.


1 comment:

Aircraft owner said...

Don't believe he was locked up long enough! What happens when he's AGAIN non-compliant with the terms of his release, another wrist slap??