The "Barefoot Bandit" might be about to don prison shoes.
Colton Harris-Moore, 19, was caught in the Bahamas Sunday after a movie-like high speed boat chase. He was paraded before the media, and of course he was barefoot.
He was due in court in Nassau Tuesday on suspicion of illegal weapons possession and what officials described as a "litany" of other charges.
Some people, including some younger people here in Mitchell, have cheered him on. They have dubbed him a folk hero. People whose homes, boats and airplanes he is reported to have broken into, damaged or crashed are less complimentary.
What’s your take? Robin Hood or just a robber from a small-town ‘hood?
Here’s some insight on why authorities use nicknames to catch crooks. In an open society, the media and public play important roles to stop crime and catch the bad guys and gals: http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/15/criminal.nicknames/index.html?eref=rss_crime&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+rss/cnn_crime+(RSS:+Crime)