'Barefoot Bandit' Nabbed in the Bahamas

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After two years on the run, the notorious "Barefoot Bandit" was captured by Bahamian authorities over the weekend.

Colton Harris-Moore was apprehended just off Eleuthera Island after a high-speed boat chase, Bahamas Police Commissioner Ellison announced at a news conference in the island nation's capital city of Nassau on Sunday.

Harris-Moore has become something of a folk-hero thanks to a Facebook page proclaiming his exploits.

The 19-year-old fugitive was dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" because he has been accused of committing crimes with out wearing shoes.

Harris-Moore, who has been on the run since escaping from a Washington state halfway house in 2008, is suspected of crimes ranging from burglary to boat and plane thefts.

Always managing to stay one step ahead of law enforcement, he has caused a major headache for authorities. The celebrity fugitive taunted police by leaving behind chalk footprints - and sometimes even a photograph of himself.

The boy's mother, Pamela Kohler of Camano Island, Wash., expressed relief that the manhunt for her son was finally over.

"I am very relieved that Colt is now safe and that no one was hurt during his capture," Kohler said. "I have not yet been able to speak to him. It has been over two-and-a-half years since I have seen him, and I miss him terribly."

Harris-Moore is scheduled to appear in court later this week and is expected to be extradited to the United States after he faces charges in the Bahamas.

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