May 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM
‘Barefoot Bandit’ says he’ll have ‘a beautiful life’
The Associated Press
The young man known as the “Barefoot Bandit” says he’s looking forward to leaving prison and having a “beautiful life.”
As a teenager, Colton Harris-Moore became known worldwide after running from the law in stolen cars, boats and airplanes for two years. Now the 22-year-old is serving a seven-year prison sentence after a plea deal with federal and local authorities.
On Thursday, one of his attorneys released a brief statement Harris-Moore meant to read in court this week when he pleaded guilty to another charge in Skagit County.
Harris-Moore says, “The past holds experiences and lessons I’ll learn from for the rest of my life, but my future is precisely what I make it.”
He adds: “I am working with amazing people, and I will have a beautiful life.”
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