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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:24 PM
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Colton Harris-Moore, the barefoot boy bandit, outfoxes sheriffs


www.timesonline.co.uk

Police say 18-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, whose escapades are turning him into a folk legend, is a one-man crime wave, responsible for 50 burglaries as well as stealing light aircraft, which he taught himself to fly from video games, and several speedboats.

He lives in the woods, shuns shoes and catches his own food. His only technological aid is a pair of thermal-imaging goggles to hunt at night and his weakness is pizzas, which he asks to be delivered at the edge of the woods.
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Haha, I am probably going to get myself in trouble for saying this, but this is one COOL story.

This kid is one SAVVY individual, and what I like about this is he is largely a self taught survivalist, living in the thick of nature, between his brazen escapades of naughtiness and mischief. lol!

This kid may have a future in terms of his story being made into a movie, or to teach others how to survive in the wild.

This one made me smile just a bit. Hopefully I won't get crucified for that.


www.timesonline.co.uk
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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Holy crap ... i mean ... is this fake?

Crashing a Mercedes into a gas pump and using the explosion to escape? Crash landing not 1 but 2 planes and surviving with bruises? burglarizing that many homes and not getting caught? wtf?

I can hardly believe that this is in any way possible.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Haha, yeah, this kid is like something out of a James Bond flick.

While I don't condone his criminal antics, I have to say he is certainly one clever young man. A shame he could not have used his wits in a more productive manner.

Definitely not a story one hears every day, to be sure!



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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I've known hardcore survivalist types who didn't resort to crimes to prove just how cool they are, and I have more respect for them. The very fact that the kid is sapping resources of Law Enforcement means he's a pest. I do hope he goes to jail for a while to cool down.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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lmfao, i love this story!

this kid has the heart of a true pirate



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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Heh, this part was the craziest to me, especially the giant man-hunt that had him penned in, and he literally became ghost-like, and eluded them all:


He evaded a police pursuit by crashing a Mercedes-Benz into a roadside gas storage tank, using the explosion as a diversion to escape back into the woods where, he says, he feels like a Native American.

This was followed by the largest manhunt in recent memory. Three dozen sheriffs, aided by specialist armed units and an FBI helicopter, fanned out across Camano Island but failed to capture him. “We saw him, we think, but it’s like he disappeared in front of our eyes,” said one sheriff.


How in the heck could this guy just disappear on an island? That must be one big island.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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I'm going to guess that 90% of it is either exaggeration, legend, or just # the kid made up.


Case in point:



He crash-landed in a forest clearing and walked away with cuts and bruises.


If it wasn't The Times I would say it was viral advertising for a movie. It might be, even. What is the price of integrity these days? I'm sure Hollywood can afford it.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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Hi,
this is a lovely story if the kid is truely believing in his way of life.
I hope he isn`t doing this because he is in a desperate situation and can`t see a way out.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:25 PM
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All I have to say is "hell yes!"

We need some modern folk heroes. Davey Crockett and Johnny Appleseed don't mean much to people anymore.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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Well, you know what they say, "If you cant be good, be good at it."
What a geezer! Right here we have proof positive that the human spirit is still alive.
I just hope that, as he gets older & his bottle (bravery for non-uk folk) starts to run out, as it does for us all, he has the good sense to escape to somewhere that wont extradite him. Sadly, I doubt that'll happen. They'll get onto him with a pack of dogs sooner or later & no doubt shoot him.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Sounds like this kid is a survivalist in the wild......NOT...... This kid apparently must have a cell phone..ordering pizza's..using nigh vision goggles. Constantly making foraging raids into people's homes, yeah he catches his food...right out of your cabinets. Facebook...sounds more like Attention Seeker to me. It's also apparent by the story itself that his parents do not seem to be very caring or concerned about how his life goes. Running around getting into trouble since the age of of 7, where were the parents then when he needed them?

Nope, just the type of mentality that you should be worried about... run and hide in the woods, wait till your sleeping or not at home to ensure their survival by helping themselves to your hard earned food and belongings.

Nope, no respect for this kid, however i do feel for this kid as he very likely was an neglected child and just wants some attention.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by Pappa_Bear
Sounds like this kid is a survivalist in the wild......NOT...... This kid apparently must have a cell phone..ordering pizza's..using nigh vision goggles. Constantly making foraging raids into people's homes, yeah he catches his food...right out of your cabinets.


Bang on. Sounds like a skilled burglar more than a survivalist type.

Imagine he'd crashed the plane he stole into your house... No survival for you!



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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I can attest to the validity of this story. All of it is 100% true. I live in the area and this kids makes the newspapers a couple of times of month.

He's been on the run for quite a while.

Here is a link to a local story that includes Video:

Local Story with Video



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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Boy lives in Woods, Teaches himself to Fly Airplanes by playing Flight Simulator video games which he powers by crude batteries made of fruit.

Boy has Pizza delivered by Cell Phone made out of tree bark and wire he has smelted from the mine he dug.


Does anyone else see the glaring holes in this story?



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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here is a video news story about this young man.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Boy lives in Woods, Teaches himself to Fly Airplanes by playing Flight Simulator video games which he powers by crude batteries made of fruit.

Boy has Pizza delivered by Cell Phone made out of tree bark and wire he has smelted from the mine he dug.

Does anyone else see the glaring holes in this story?


Those aren't "holes."



Who ever made it a rule that in this day and age you can't take technology with you into the mountains and still have to "rough it" in other ways anyway? Are you the rule-maker?

What about clothes? That's technology, too. I guess for this to be legit for you he'd have to be naked too, wouldn't he? He's already got the no-shoes thing going on.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 06:26 PM
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His Mother was interviewed on FoxNews a couple of months ago. One thing was clear, his Mother is likely 90% of the problem. If he ends up shot, look to her to assign blame. The interview was pretty damning. I'd bet he spends plenty of nights at home and is being provided supplies.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by Pappa_Bear
Sounds like this kid is a survivalist in the wild......NOT...... This kid apparently must have a cell phone..ordering pizza's..using nigh vision goggles. Constantly making foraging raids into people's homes, yeah he catches his food...right out of your cabinets. Facebook...sounds more like Attention Seeker to me. It's also apparent by the story itself that his parents do not seem to be very caring or concerned about how his life goes. Running around getting into trouble since the age of of 7, where were the parents then when he needed them?

Nope, just the type of mentality that you should be worried about... run and hide in the woods, wait till your sleeping or not at home to ensure their survival by helping themselves to your hard earned food and belongings.

Nope, no respect for this kid, however i do feel for this kid as he very likely was an neglected child and just wants some attention.



wouldn't you use those things if your survival depended on it...

If SHTF and we all have to start living like this you think i'm passing up on some night vision goggles and a cell phone if I have the chance?

Those are luxuries to him .....doesn't mean those things are surviving for him.....

That takes care of vision in the night........it doesn't feed him.......he still has to use stealth and strategy to do what he has and that impresses me...

I just wish there was a way for him to be ok and turn himself in without being shot..

I'm sure he will be shot out of pure frustration and huge ego of the law enforcement.

[edit on 6-12-2009 by LucidDreamer85]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 07:12 PM
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I think this story is hilarious.
I know that there are victims in his crimes so for that reason alone, this kid needs to be caught and brought to justice, but I still think it is pretty humorous. That will of course change in my opinion if anyone is hurt in the ordeal. I mean, they are thinking that he has already taken a pop-shot at the Police...

Good lord, that kid has some cajones. Or just nothing to live for. Who in their right mind steals an aircraft and purposely crash-lands the thing?






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