Harris-Moore Signs Movie Deal

Money will go to thief's victims

Aug 11, 2011
Outside Magazine

Colton Harris-Moore, the 20-year-old Barefoot Bandit, has signed a contract worth 1.3 million that gives film studio 20th Century Fox movie rights to his life story. Harris-Moore, who was arrested in a dramatic, July 2010 chase in the Bahamas after years on the run, pleaded guilty in June to seven counts of burglery for crimes ranging from petty larceny to the theft of at least several airplanes. As part of his plea, Harris-Moore agreed to repay his his victims $1.4 million. "I can't undo what I did. I can only try to make things better," Harris Moore said in a statement yesterday. For more than three years, Harris-Moore lived a life on the run, breaking into houses, stealing cars, and living in the woods near his childhood home on Camano Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands. He still faces local and state charges for larceny, and will likely spend more than six years in jail.

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