Barefoot Bandit's movie deal cash going to victims
The young Washington state man dubbed the Barefoot Bandit after a cross-country crime spree brought him folk outlaw status has reportedly signed a movie deal worth as much as $1.3 million with 20th Century Fox.
The Daily Herald reports that the money will be used to help pay the minimum $1.4 million US that 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore owes in restitution to the victims of his two-year-long crime spree.
Seattle entertainment lawyer Lance Rosen negotiated the deal on Harris-Moore's behalf. He says it's an unusual amount of money to be paid for anyone's life story rights.
Harris-Moore is accused of stealing everything from luxury cars to powerboats and even five small planes after teaching himself to fly.
RCMP in B.C. believe Harris-Moore might be responsible for a break-in at a small airport in Creston, B.C., in September 2009, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.
They say they will be working with U.S. investigators to gather more evidence
Harris-Moore pleaded guilty in June to seven federal felony charges. Sentencing is set for October. He still faces state court charges.