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Barefoot Bandit going home


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Barefoot Bandit going home

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MIAMI – Without saying a word, the teenager accused in a two-year string of sometimes shoeless burglaries and other crimes that helped him gain international notoriety as the “Barefoot Bandit” agreed yesterday to return to his home state to face federal charges.Hector Dopico, an assistant federal public defender temporarily representing 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, told a federal judge that Harris-Moore waived his right to a hearing on whether he should be transferred to Seattle. United States Magistrate Judge Robert Dube said Harris-Moore would be handed over to the US Marshals Service, which will handle his travel to Washington state.The US Marshals office in Seattle said the timing of Harris-Moore’s return would depend on how soon the marshals could line up a flight for him. It could be as soon as next week or three to four weeks from now.Harris-Moore, clad in the typical tan jail jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing socks and sandals, said nothing during the brief hearing.The teen, from rural Camano Island, Washington state, is suspected in about 70 crimes in nine states and British Columbia, some allegedly committed while shoeless. (AP)

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