Teen Believed To Be Responsible For Three Crashed Planes

October 8, 2009

Washington (ChattahBox) – A series of planes have been stolen and crashed, and police believe a teenage burglar is to blame. But that doesn’t mean they are any closer to finding him.

The way that authorities describe Colton Harris-Moore, an 18-year-old with a long history of burglary, is as some kind of super-thief.

He has been robbing cars and houses for years, usually stealing credit card numbers by writing them down, leaving the cards to make the owners believe they don’t need to be canceled, and then buying items online.

He has been accused of stealing a Mercedes-Benz and driving it around town, diving from the moving car to evade police. A picture of him in the owners Mercedes logo shirt was later found.

He is known for taking of his shoes and burglarizing homes barefoot.

He often lived in the woods, using survival gear and sleeping in trees.

It all makes “Colt” (as he has known by his almost 2500 fans) seem like some kind of local myth.

But police say there is nothing mythical about the small , private planes that have been showing up crashed all over the county, which they believe the teenager is responsible for.

So far three have been found, the pilot missing, the plane scrap metal.

“Any time anything is stolen, they blame it on Colt,” Pam Kohler, Colt’s mother, has been quoted as saying.

“Let’s say you’re the smartest person in the world. Wouldn’t you need a little bit of training in flying a plane? They’re not easy.”

But police say they found flying guides on a computer confiscated from a raid on the woods the teen commonly lives in.

He is being sought once again, and is facing dozens of counts stemming back over the last few years.



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