Video: "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore Runs From Cops in the Bahamas
Early on a dark Caribbean morning, on a sandbar just off Harbor Island, one of the great fugitive chases in American history came to a gunshot-punctuated end.
Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit" famous for fleeing a Washington halfway house and hijacking Cesnas, surrendered to police officers after they riddled his stolen speedboat's engines with bullets and stranded him in the water.
Harris-Moore was then flown to Miami to face charges, but what exactly happened in the Bahamas? The Bandit's hometown Seattle Times answers some questions in a new story -- and provides video of Harris-Moore sprinting from police on a Bahamanian dock.
Before his arrest, Harris-Moore was evidently itching for some more adrenaline. A group of teens on Eleuthera spotted the Bandit floating off the coast and yelled at him.
"He says, 'Call the cops! Call the cops! I want to get chased! I'm bored," one of the teens tells the Seattle Times.
The surveillance video is compelling. But we're ready for the real movie. Get on it, Michael Bay!
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