Barefoot Bandit Gets Six and a Half Years

Colton Harris-Moore, aka, the Barefoot Bandit, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison Friday.

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Colton Harris-Moore, aka, the Barefoot Bandit, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison Friday, the Associated Press reports. Harris-Moore, 20, spent two years stealing planes and breaking into boats across the U.S until he was arrested in the Bahamas in 2010. Harris-Moore, who became something of a folk hero, told the federal judge in Seattle that it's "no stretch of the imagination to say that I'm lucky to be alive."

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