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"Barefoot Bandit" facing hundreds of burglary charges


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- For two years he stayed a step ahead of the law - stealing cars, powerboats and even airplanes, police say, while building a reputation as a 21st-century folk hero.

But Colton Harris-Moore's celebrity became his downfall. Witnesses on the Bahamian
island of Eleuthera recognized the 19-year-old dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" and called police, who captured him Sunday after a high-speed boat chase.

The teen is headed to court later this week to be charged for up to hundreds
of burglaries.

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