Colton Harris-Moore, the barefoot boy bandit, outfoxes sheriffs

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posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 02:33 AM
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Originally posted by shagreen heart

oh and the 'rifle shot' is not his MO if you ask me. i'd love to be wrong if it meant nobody got hurt but i can almost garuntee that is some cop BS to gun him down cause they can't catch a barefoot 18 year old on an island.


Yup.

I don't see the cops bringing this kid in alive, not when all they have to do tell one lie and use it as an excuse to blow the kid away.

No Muss. No Fuss. The finest paramilitaries on the Continent.

Just doing their job - one day at a time.







posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:02 AM
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Originally posted by evil gnome
has taken a shot at police officers who were investigating his latest burglary.


There is no evidence of that.

fail



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:16 AM
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are we sure this is real?

I mean i just subscribed to his fan club on facebook, but I still question this. I live in Seattle which is not far from his hijinks, especially by stolen plane, but I've never heard of him before.

If he is real then I support him, a few people getting robbed is a small price to pay to have a character like this in our lives.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:18 AM
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I'm not a psychologist, but if I tried to play one, I'd say that people who applaud that criminal feel like oppressed losers deep inside. Sure, you didn't get to pilot a plane or late model Mercedes, and that's because the whole world is out to get you, so now it's time to get even and damn the consequence. So kudos to the kid. What crap!



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:29 AM
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I think there may be some truth to what you're saying, but oppressed losers is not what I'd call his fans. I mean, the kid has done something amazing, and although it may be "wrong" in the eyes of the law, it's still an entertaining story, and quite extraordinary. That's why people think it's so cool. It's rather sad that you're missing out on an amazing character all because you're obsessed with whats right and wrong.

This kid can rob me anytime. From the looks of it, I'd come out ahead after I sold his picture on ebay for a small fortune!



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:34 AM
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You cannot expect people in a police state to cheer for the paramilitaries.

They are also incompetent. Why cheer for such an incompetent lot?

But then again, our military couldn't catch that old man with a limp and dialysis machine - you know; the one who hasn't been charged with any crimes associated with 9/11. Perhaps this is one of the more negative consequence of the militarization of law enforcement, perhaps something has rubbed off.

I hope the young fellow stays on the lam. Unlike the government he doesn't seem to be using force and the threat of force to steal from the people. But the government hates competition, so this youngster is probably slated to be made an example of.

This kid - he is a step up from the usual criminals we have to deal with in our day-to-day lives. Tax-feeders and the like.






[edit on 7-12-2009 by Exuberant1]



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:35 AM
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Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
I mean, the kid has done something amazing, and although it may be "wrong" in the eyes of the law, it's still an entertaining story, and quite extraordinary. That's why people think it's so cool.


There are many criminals that have done something amazing. Many of them have guts. There are some nuts who blow themselves up to prove a point. I doubt you admire the latter, though, because it doesn't involve night vision goggles, a Mercedes and an occasional stolen plane.

Fact is, apart from destroying people's property, the kid also presents a real danger to inflict injury or death during his exploits. I don't see how you fail to see that.


This kid can rob me anytime.


I doubt you drive a Mercedes or own a Cessna. That jar of mayonnaise won't be missed, I'm sure.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:48 AM
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I guess I'd have to know what point someone was trying to make when they blew themselves up before I admired it, but thats really not that extraordinary. I'm pretty sure people blow themselves up on a reg basis. What this kid is doing is pretty exceptional. Yeah he's somewhat dangerous, but danger and risks are just small prices to pay for a life less monotonous and he hasn't caused any harm to anyone.....yet....

We have the police tryin to get him, so what else can we do, might as well sit back take bets on what the kid does next or where he pops up...




posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 04:11 AM
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Is it possible then that the most sort after terrorist in the World, Osama bin Laden could indeed still be on the run since after all the hunt for Colton turned into "the largest manhunt in recent memory"?

I have a feeling they'll catch Colton before CIA trained, bin Hiding though.

This story is going to make a great movie anyway.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 04:59 AM
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Yes, this kid and the story is real, he lives near my neck of the woods here in Washington. The island is not a remote island and is connected by a small bridge.

You, know the movie Rambo was about a sheriff in a similar small Washington town and this kid reminds me of Rambo without all the bloodshed.

The island he's from is south of the Skagit Valley where I currently reside closer to foothills. He moves all around the area and breaks in homes around his old neighborhood and summer cabins in the area. Yes, they believe he's crash landed a couple of light aircraft - I don't know what the deal with that is. Hell, Rambo didn't even do that! Was he joy riding or did he have an actual purpose? I don't know. Maybe he was just experimenting, but that's what really got the sheriff annoyed.

He seems to have got in trouble with the law as a teen & then just got fed up with his probation or whatever and then said the hell with it.

At the beginning of last winter he'd broken into a house where he stole food, clothing & a sleeping bag reportedly. While the media and the Sheriff were demonizing him on TV - I was just thinking the kid is just trying to survive.

Yes, he is a criminal by our society's standards, but I don't have a problem with the guy as long as he's not trying or threatening to physically hurt anyone. Yes, I'd be pissed if he broke in my house, but after the initial anger wore off, I'd say as I've done in the past he probably needed what he took more than me.

If you want to look at area maps, Look up Arlington WA, Camano Island is West near Puget Sound and the Granite Falls area where he hit this summer is East in the foothills. Right now it is below freezing in the area.

Note That many of the homes in these small towns near the water or the mountains are 2nd homes for summer getaways to people who live in Seattle and beyond so, I suspect many of the break ins are places where he squats for a period of time & moves on.

Anyway, I'm sure there's some archive news footage at one of the Seattle TV stations if anybody's wants to investigate the story further. The stations are KOMOTV, King5TV, KIRO7 as well as a couple others.

[edit on 7-12-2009 by verylowfrequency]



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:02 AM
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To those who've stated that, as a "Colton enthusiast", I haven't considered the victims, I'll say this:
I've had my house burgled twice, my place of business once, 2 cars stolen (although I got 1 of them back) & I've lost count of the amount of stuff thats been stolen from me whilst working on location.
[cue breathless indignation] I felt so violated! Er... not. Violated was the time I was attacked by 4 men in a foreign country, beaten senseless, robbed & left for dead. However, thats not this kid's MO.
Its not that I haven't considered the victims, I just dont care about them. Anyone who, without flying lessons, steals a light aircraft, only to learn the hard way that flying it is quite easy, its the getting back on the ground that takes practice, & then has the nuts to do it again (!) is a bona fide champion.
I also think there's a good chance that the shot at police is a lie. There should be evidence, if even just 1 LEO saying the bullet passed close to them. Still, based on Colton's MO so far, if there was a shot & he fired it, then its very possible that he shot into the ground to spook the cops & slow them down so that he could make his escape.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:11 AM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
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.


Australia -
walk out of a city and you are lost forever.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:13 AM
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Originally posted by Bunken Drum
I'm not a misanthropist or a misogynist; I just hate what men & women do. My body is a Temple. It's occasionally unfortunate that it was consecrated to Bacchus! US Govt created financial crisis on purpose - including evidence.



Hmmm -

But are you a Misandonryst !!



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:17 AM
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Originally posted by Ha`la`tha
reply to post by B.Morrison
 


Wow, you sure do like the sound of your own voice.


And obviously, you don't....however...

I make no apologies for being passionate about something & shooting down short sighted close minded people like yourself who proudly fly the flag of ignorance, especially on a website where the motto is 'deny ignorance'.

especially when the entire website is an open forum & forums by there very nature encourage discussion. If I wasn't intending to speak in these forums, why on earth would i even be here???





This kid has night vision goggles? Right.. I wonder where he stole them from.


you are taking one aspect of his personality and saying that he would call upon it in every single situation, which is just plain wrong...



He has a mobile phone? I wonder who's it was.


you obviously haven't read the article from the OP. In the official story, he made the cell phone himself.



He orders pizza? I wonder who's wallet he's taking the money for it from.


he probably also uses a lot of other resources that cost money, that does not in any way prove he steals everything he uses. Neither does his track record. everything can change in a split second, even people.



Oh but he's allowed all those things, because he's living the good life in the forrest with all the bunnies and squirrels. He's a hero. We should strive to be more like him.

Yeah, sure... So if the kid lived at home and was sucking off his mothers breast while at night thieving from his neighbours, that's a crime... but if he lives in the woods, hey, lets call him a hero.. Lets throw him a party.


where do i say any of these things?
nowhere.

you're slinging poo at me like a retarded monkey in reaction to things i didn't even say.

you didn't even understand the sentiment of the posts.

I sympathise with this guy but not for the reasons you think & not with such a erroneous black & white view of the situation.

Your reaction reminds me of the time those american school kids got expelled for writing an opinion piece which sympathised with the guy(s?) that did the columbine shooting.

Its like you're trying to punish others for understanding the perspective of someone other then themselves. How is that in any way progressive?

Isn't that in fact a very regressive way of thinking that can do nothing to benefit humankind?

Its opinions built on these kinds of foundations, the way you've gone about contributing to this discussion, is a prime example of what is holding mankind back from being able to 'get along'



Pathetic.


your methods of saying abusive things about people because you disagree with them, and dribbling unfounded accusations are pathetic, I agree that you're behaviour in this conversation has been pathetic & I'm glad you realised it on your own before I replied, kudos to you for realising your own flaws.

-B.M


originally posted by buddhasystem

I'm not a psychologist, but if I tried to play one, I'd say that people who applaud that criminal feel like oppressed losers deep inside. Sure, you didn't get to pilot a plane or late model Mercedes, and that's because the whole world is out to get you, so now it's time to get even and damn the consequence. So kudos to the kid. What crap!


Yes your analysis is crap. It is also not at all why I applaud him. I make it perfectly clear why I applaud him & it has little to do with cars or planes or crime.



Fact is, apart from destroying people's property, the kid also presents a real danger to inflict injury or death during his exploits. I don't see how you fail to see that.


I don't fail to see that at all. But this guy makes my point for me....


originally posted by Bunken Drum
To those who've stated that, as a "Colton enthusiast", I haven't considered the victims, I'll say this:
I've had my house burgled twice, my place of business once, 2 cars stolen (although I got 1 of them back) & I've lost count of the amount of stuff thats been stolen from me whilst working on location.
[cue breathless indignation] I felt so violated! Er... not. Violated was the time I was attacked by 4 men in a foreign country, beaten senseless, robbed & left for dead. However, thats not this kid's MO.
Its not that I haven't considered the victims, I just dont care about them. Anyone who, without flying lessons, steals a light aircraft, only to learn the hard way that flying it is quite easy, its the getting back on the ground that takes practice, & then has the nuts to do it again (!) is a bona fide champion.


Funny how the 2 people here who admit to have being robbed in the past (myself & this guy) %100 percent support this kid.....

make sense of that one u freakin' haters.....

and to all the experts of how senseless & horrible this kids crimes are.....
grow up...
look at what your ancestors have done...
look at what your government is doing...
this kids actions don't justify this level of 'outrage'....
but then that's just me isn't it....(and about 2 dozen other posters here...)....
I have a different set of priorities to some people I guess.

-B.m

[edit on 7/12/09 by B.Morrison]



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:42 AM
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Originally posted by Bunken Drum I'm not a misanthropist or a misogynist; I just hate what men & women do. My body is a Temple. It's occasionally unfortunate that it was consecrated to Bacchus! US Govt created financial crisis on purpose - including evidence.
Originally posted by audas
Hmmm - But are you a Misandonryst !!
Yeah that part of my siggy was in response to a thread where moocowman was taking flak for his "I dont hate christians, I hate what they do" siggy. Between the whining, intransigence & unwillingness to engage in philosophical debate in that thread, I got bored. I decided to try a little humour to make a point... Still, its a bit old now, so I probably should edit.
Btw, the point is that it is perfectly possible to hate actions without hating the person doing them. It just seems to take a depth of perspective that many cannot or will not muster, as evidenced by some of the attitudes displayed right here in this thread. Hmm... maybe I'll leave it there for a while longer!



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 06:57 AM
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People are delusional if they think this guy is a hero or anything that should be applauded. He could have killed people crashing a car into a gas tank or flying planes with his lack of skill, and calling him a survivalist? Please, robbing people's vacant cottages is not being a survivalist, it's just being a petty thief.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by Bunken Drum
To those who've stated that, as a "Colton enthusiast", I haven't considered the victims, I'll say this:
I've had my house burgled twice, my place of business once, 2 cars stolen (although I got 1 of them back) & I've lost count of the amount of stuff thats been stolen from me whilst working on location.
[cue breathless indignation] I felt so violated! Er... not. Violated was the time I was attacked by 4 men in a foreign country, beaten senseless, robbed & left for dead. However, thats not this kid's MO.
Its not that I haven't considered the victims, I just dont care about them. Anyone who, without flying lessons, steals a light aircraft, only to learn the hard way that flying it is quite easy, its the getting back on the ground that takes practice, & then has the nuts to do it again (!) is a bona fide champion.
I also think there's a good chance that the shot at police is a lie. There should be evidence, if even just 1 LEO saying the bullet passed close to them. Still, based on
Colton's MO so far, if there was a shot & he fired it, then its very possible that he shot into the ground to spook the cops & slow them down so that he could make his escape.


I'm very sorry. I stopped Reading after I read the word "whilst". You gave up your rights to firearms long ago. Therefore you get what you deserve. Also, your argument is null and void in my opinion. Thank you, good day.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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Is there some unwritten rule that says Americans who use the word whilst should lose the right to bear arms?

What is the deal here?



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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I don't doubt this story, I once met a teenager that with no flying experience stole a sea plane and boat so he could get to a pub.

He was arrested and let free because he was the Mayor's son of the little town.

He was killed driving a 4wd on the beach so maybe that is karma or just bad luck.



posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:38 AM
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In terms of what kind of young man he is, there isn't enough adequate information to produce a fair viewpoint of this "folk hero". For instance, we have no idea why he was in juvenile detention in April 2008 or what his childhood was like. A combination of boredom and a victim complex may have surely compelled him to live like a pariah and exist outside of a society that has treated him as such throughout his life.
Frankly, all we have so far is conjecture. We have no solid facts bar the fact that the P.D. is very anxious to apprehend him in case he hurts random bystanders with his reckless actions. Of course, I doubt that's their main goal. Damage control is probably more likely. Also, I can hear the furious typewriting of various scriptwriters for his life story. It basically writes itself really.





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