Colton Harris-Moore Back At It?


Last night, a stolen Cirrus plane landed on Orcas Island, a favorite stomping ground for infamous teen fugitive Colton Harris-Moore, giving residents reason to assume the “Barefoot Burglar” is at it again, according to the Seattle Times.

The plane was stolen from mainland Washington’s Skagit County and landed with only minor damage at Eastsound Airport. The plane was the same type of aircraft that Harris-Moore is suspected of stealing back in September 2009—one of three he allegedly took and then crash-landed, in part because he had no formal flight training.

In addition to the plane, a nearby grocery was broken into. Chalk outlines of bare feet were left at the scene, a possible new calling card—Harris-Moore was given the “Barefoot Burglar” moniker after bare footprints were found outside a hangar that he is suspected of stealing a plane from—or perhaps just another copycat trying to cover his tracks. As usual, police aren’t saying much at this point.

It's been more than 650 days since Harris-Moore broke free from prison and went on the lam. 

For more on Colt, check out Bob Friel's profile of him,“The Ballad of Colton Harris-Moore,” which appeared in our January/February issue.

–Ryan Krogh