Harris-Moore Arrested

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A Washington teenager accused, among other things, of stealing several airplanes is behind bars in the Bahamas. Colton Harris-Moore, whose cult status earned him the nickname the Barefoot Bandit, was arrested by the Royal Bahamas Police Force in an ending fitting for the movie that will inevitably be made about the youth's crime spree. A source speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press officers shot out the engine of a boat Harris-Moore had stolen and was using to flee from police. The dramatic end to Harris-Moore's two years on the lam came on an idyllic island where it is alleged he ditched a $600,000 Cessna Corvalis, stolen in Indiana, in the surf.

It was at least the fourth airplane Harris-Moore is alleged to have stolen and he apparently has particular tastes in aircraft. Two previous thefts are alleged to have involved near-new Cirrus SR22s and he's also accused of taking a Cessna 182. Harris-Moore has never had a formal flying lesson and reportedly learned from online manuals and resource material. He's being held in Nassau pending an extradition hearing and will likely face charges in the U.S.