Colton Harris Moore was busted for committing over 100 burglaries in the Pacific Northwest. He stole cars, speedboats and airplanes (at least 3). He is known as the “Barefoot Burglar” because he kicked off his shoes running from the police through the woods.
He was a “door knob jiggler”. Most of the homes didn’t have home security systems installed.
You may recall the Barefoot Bandit was arrested in the Bahamas after a boat chase that came to a halt when cops shot out the boats motor. This 19 year old has never taken a flying lesson but stole a plane in Indiana and crashed it off Abaco Island and he was hunted ever since.
This young adult achieved celebrity like status with over 20,000 Facebook fans. However, Harris-Moore isn’t one to be celebrated. He stole as much from the average hard worker as he does from the dot-com rich. And he admits it:
“I did things that were not only a violation of law, but also of trust, I can’t undo what I did. I can only try to make things better.” This was via a written statement provided by his lawyers.
He just signed a movie deal to make $1.3 million with 20th Century Fox. However he won’t earn any money from this, as all the funds will go to restitution.
- Lock your doors and windows
- Install a monitored alarm system. Consider ADT Pulse.
- Give your home that lived in look
- Leave the TV on LOUD while you are gone
- Install timers on your lights both indoor and outdoor
- Close the shades to prevent peeping inside
- Use defensive signage