Barefoot Bandit Caught! Teen's Crime Spree Ends
He was arrested this weekend after a high-speed boat chase in the Bahamas. People who recognized Colton for his growing fame tipped off authorities, and no, he wasn't wearing shoes when police flew him to Nassau.
The 19-year-old began his criminal career with a conviction for possession of stolen property at 12. By 13, Colton racked up three more. His latest burglary spree began in 2008 when the teen criminal escaped from Washington state and allegedly broke into dozens of homes and stores.
Almost 77,000 people so far "like" Colton's Facebook page. What's the appeal of a supposed criminal? He hasn't hurt anyone during the burglaries and he's even left donations for animal charities behind. People are mystified by his James Bond fast action style: Colton's even robbed power boats and at least five planes. Despite no aircraft training, the teen is suspected of lifting a plane in Indiana and flying it over a thousand miles to the Bahamas.
Yup, we see a movie deal in this kid's future. Bahamanian officials, however, plan to prosecute Colton for robbery charges there before sending him back to face U.S. charges.