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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Barefoot Bandit Is No Hero, Victim Says


Jul. 12 2010, Published 8:45 a.m. ET

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Residents of pristine Camano Island, Washington are cheering the arrest of Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called Barefoot Bandit who was arrested Sunday in the Bahamas.

The teenage fugitive who has tens of thousands of Facebook fans is no hero to his former hometown neighbors, has learned.

Colton's career of crime began on Camano Island when he was 12. By the time he was 13, his rap sheet had four arrests, his mother Pam Kohler admits.  In 2008, he was living in a juvenile detention halfway house when he decided to escape out a window.

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He was on the run ever since until his capture on the island of Eleuthera. Colton ended up there a week after crashing a stolen plane on nearby Grand Abaco Island where he is a suspect in at least seven break-ins in as many days.

Break-ins and stealing just about anything that wasn't cemented down was his pattern back in Washington, one of his victims tells

"Overall, the mood here is very happy.  We're all very glad that he has been caught," Laurie Flickner, owner of Elger Bay Grocery tells exclusively.

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"He has not physically hurt anyone but he has taken away a sense of security that all of us on Camano Island have felt for years," Laurie Flickner adds.

"Several of our customers have been robbed by him repeatedly so it is a huge relief that he has been captured."

"We feel it will a shame if his mother makes money off of this.  He has broken the law and should be punished.  They shouldn't be profiting off of his crimes, it’s just not right."



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