Barefoot Bandit Pleads Guilty To Small Crime In Bahamas, Deported To Miami


Jul. 14 2010, Published 7:56 a.m. ET

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Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called 'Barefoot Bandit' - was deported from the Bahamas Tuesday after pleading guilty to a small illegal entry charge, and was slated to face a Miami judge in connection with his other alleged crimes on Wednesday. has learned that after Harris-Moore, 19, reached Miami late Tuesday, federal agents took the teenager into custody, as they did not have the authority to do so in the Bahamas.

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Harris-Moore, who is from Camano Island, Washington, was arrested in the Bahamas over the weekend by local authorities after a high-speed boat chase.

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Authorities said the teen is implicated in a two-year crime spree consisting of more than 70 break-ins and plane thefts in eight states, mainly in the Pacific Northwest.

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Harris-Moore, whose alleged exploits have gone viral thanks to Facebook, got his nickname because he is believed to have committed many of the crimes he's accused of while barefoot.

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