Friday, August 12, 2011


BAREFOOT Bandit Colton Harris-Moore has sold the movie right to his story for a reported $1.3 million.
The troublesome 20-year-old who has no formal flight training, pilfered at least five planes and dozens of car and boats as he evaded capture for a string of burglaries over the last two or three years.
He is suspected to have committed at least 80 break-ins on cottages and houses in Vancouver WA area, often without wearing any shoes.
But each time authorities got near he'd steal a boat or a plane to escape.  
It's thought that he is incredibly bright Harris-Moore taught himself to fly from manuals, although his landings were often little more than crashes.
Eventually, he flew a light plane from his home in Vancouver Island to the Bahamas, where a $10,000 FBI reward and a huge law enforcement team eventually caught up with him. 
Now it's thought 20th Century Fox have paid $1.3 million for the rights, although a spokesman for the studio said the figure was "highly exaggerated.
His attorney, John Henry Browne, has said his client wants any such money to go to the victims and it is estimated to owe more than $1.4 million in restitution.
Harris-Moore's plea deal is expected to result in a 10-year prison term when he is sentenced in late October. He also faces an assortment of state charges.

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