Colton Harris-Moore: Buzzing the Olympics
In his latest suspected airplane heist, teen fugitive Colton Harris-Moore nearly entered restricted airspace surrounding the city of Vancouver, which is under tight security ahead of the Winter Olympics, according to CNN.
Police believe this is the fourth plane the “Barefoot Burglar,” as Harris-Moore has come to be known, has stolen. Somehow, despite no formal flight training, he managed to land this one, a Cirrus SR22, without much damage. The plane was stolen from a locked hangar in Port Angeles, Washington, flew erratically near the no-fly zone, and then landed on the runway at Orcas Island's Eastsound Airport before running off into the grass. Shortly afterward, a nearby grocery store was broken into.
Our good friend Bob Friel, who profiled Colt in our January/February issue, has some good info on his blog about the latest incident, including a photo of the chalk footprints and the words “C Ya!” left at the store that was broken into.
It appears Colton has taken the phrase “Fly, Colt, Fly!,” which appeared on T-shirts along with an illustrated photo of him, to heart.