- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - A man who became known as the “Barefoot Bandit” during a teenage crime spree in stolen cars, boats, and planes had his flight-school fundraiser grounded by federal probation officials.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/dROGLF ) Colton Harris-Moore started a GoFundMe page to raise over $125,000 for private and commercial pilot-license training and helicopter certification.

“Now I am 25 years old, free, and ready to do it (fly) LEGALLY!,” he wrote on the page. “I love airplanes, but I will never steal one or break the law again. I broke the law big league when I was younger, but now it’s time to focus on my career and life in the free world.”

Harris-Moore still owes victims of his crimes about $129,000 in restitution.

Harris-Moore said he had made about $1,600 and tweeted that his “dream has been crushed.”



___

Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide