November 10th, 2010
08:29 PM ET

Federal grand jury indicts alleged 'barefoot bandit'

Colton Harris-Moore was sought in a string of home and airport break-ins in various U.S. locations.

Accused "barefoot bandit" Colton Harris-Moore was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in connection with thefts in the Pacific Northwest over two years, federal prosecutors in Washington said.

The 19-year-old gained notoriety for allegedly stealing planes and flying without a pilot's certificate, and sometimes without shoes. His time on the run ended on July 11 when he was captured in the Bahamas after flying 1,000 miles in a stolen plane from Indiana, authorities said.

He is charged with interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft, interstate and foreign transportation of a stolen firearm, being a fugitive in possession of a firearm, piloting an aircraft without a valid airman’s certificate, and interstate transportation of a stolen vessel, the U.S. District Attorney's Office in Seattle said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on Nov. 18.

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soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. Wild Hurricane

    Wow! You cannot even make a joke for them to do so, either. Wow!

    November 11, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Wild Hurricane

    All cops are criminals, and the children of judges commit crimes, as well.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Wild Hurricane

    Wow! That got posted?

    November 11, 2010 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. cesar


    November 11, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pito

    For the readers fyi, aluminum foil is used in the process of doing drugs. I guess, that is cesar's intent in his post, I think. Like those El Salvadorean perps do.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. cenz

    This kid is a genius and deep down inside I'm sure we all wish we had as much adventure as he did. Now that's a story to tell your kids one day lol. But for his sake I hope he has time to turn things around for himself.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. cesar

    @Pito. No Pito, you got it all wrong. I love aluminum foil for food. I don't microwave my left over pizza like you, I oven toast it. Pito, this wonderful foil is good for so many cooking uses. Next time you have a cook out with the wife and kids, wrap foil around veggies or salmon. Wow! As far as drugs go, I didn't know aluminum foil was used until now. Thanks for the tip, but no thanks. I know like most that drugs are bad. Have a nice day Pito and no aluminum foil for you.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joseph Antrillo

    I don't condone the acts themselves. But I respect the kid none the less.

    November 11, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pito

    I stand by what i said. You dont even put sentences together like an english man. more someone standing in front of home depot. what the hay, we gotta love evil people too. – for food, yea right.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
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