Colton Harris-Moore has never been a model citizen. But what he lacks in moral fiber, he more than makes up for with his ability to steal planes, crash land them, and evade the police in the woods.
Known as “Colt” among his friends, Harris-Moore has earned himself an even more impressive nickname: “The Modern Day Jesse James.” Using skills he reportedly learned from video games, Colton has stolen three planes, commandeered a few boats, and burglarized dozens of homes — all while avoiding the police and ordering pizza to his hinterland hideout.
These outrageous acts of crime have helped Colton cultivate a unique following — one which includes an international fanbase on Facebook. His mother, Pamela Kohler, has not been shy about the pride she feels for her runaway son. Above all, however, she wanted impart this advice: “I’d tell him the next time he took a plane: Wear a parachute and practice your landing” [via Times Online]: