Skip to comments.Barefoot Bandit’s dream ‘crushed’: Feds shut down his flight-school fundraiser
Posted on 12/21/2016 12:41:46 PM PST by steve86
Colton Harris-Moore asked the public for $125,000 to pay for his flight training. The folk-celebrity fugitive, on the lam for more than two years, stole and crashed three planes before being arrested in the Bahamas.
The idea was shot down, at least for now, before it could really take flight.
Barefoot Bandit Colton Harris-Moore, who eluded police for two years while committing a string of break-ins and thefts, started a GoFundMe page to raise more than $125,000 for private and commercial pilot-license training and helicopter certification.
As a folk-celebrity fugitive, Harris-Moore stole and crashed three planes during his well-documented exploits.
Now I am 25 years old, free, and ready to do it (fly) LEGALLY!, he wrote on his GoFundMe 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 its time to focus on my career and life in the free world.
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Barefoot Bandit discovers crowd funding.
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I did not realize that “folk-celebrity” was synonymous with “moronic, dangerous, self-absorbed criminal”.
The Feds should have left him alone with his Go Fund Me.
And if anyone was stupid enough to give this idiot money, the Feds could have seized it.
I seem to recall that he cannot accept any money or profit from his crime as part of his conviction.
That “celebrity” is going to be watched should he return to Camano Island. Sure are many angry people here that he robbed from.
Rather a strange turn of events! If he has completed his sentence, he could probably get financial aid to go to college in state.
Since at least 1933. Probably longer if we go back to the James brothers.
Guess you would’ve had to have added “fugitive” first, though.
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