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Hollywood Studio Pays Off 'Barefoot Bandit's' Restitution

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Colton Harris-Moore, nicknamed the 'Barefoot Bandit', during a hearing in Island County superior court, Washington. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP Colton Harris-Moore, nicknamed the 'Barefoot Bandit', during a hearing in Island County superior court, Washington. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

SEATTLE (AP) - A Hollywood studio has paid more than $1 million to settle the "Barefoot Bandit's" court-ordered restitution in exchange for the rights to his story.
    
The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/AKjCNY ) 20th Century Fox wrote a check to the U.S. Marshal's office earlier this month. It was the final payment toward Colton Harris-Moore's restitution.
    
The "Barefood Bandit's" life on the run is now headed toward the big screen. The money mostly paid for three small airplanes he stole and crash landed and a boat he hijacked in the Bahamas while evading capture.
    
Harris-Moore was sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison in 2012 for the theft of the airplanes, a boat and guns during a crime spree that began when he escaped from a Renton juvenile halfway house in 2008.
    
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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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