Despite his capture, Harris-Moore still a hero to many

Despite his capture, Harris-Moore still a hero to many
SEATTLE - During his run from the law, infamous teen bandit Colton Harris-Moore became a hero of sorts to thousands of people who followed him in the media and online.

Eventually he became one of the most famous burglars in the world.

Many of his victims say it makes them furious that some people see Colton as a hero. But the reminders are everywhere.

A company in Ballard, Good Times Screen Printing, turned the search for Colton Harris-Moore into a business opportunity.

The company created a fan club T-shirt. On the front, it says, "Momma tried."

Adin Stevens, who runs the company, said, "Either learn to fly on the Internet and go on a crime spree, or work at McDonalds - what are you going to do? I think he made the right decision."

Colton also got a long write-up in Rolling Stone magazine. The story detailed Harris-Moore's childhood fascination with airplanes and included interviews with his mother, friends and local detectives.

A four-page article in Maxim magazine gave readers insights on how Harris-Moore stayed one step ahead of police.

"As he tells his mother, he disguises himself, and he's essentially hiding in plain sight," said Mark Ebner, who wrote the article.

Harris-Moore was also featured on People magazine's website, in an article called "Have You Seen The Barefoot Bandit?"

Colton has a huge following on Facebook. At last check he had nearly 65,000 fans - probably none of his victims.

And the Barefoot Bandit could be breaking into movies. Earlier this year, Variety magazine reported a freelance journalist has a book deal to tell his account of the exploits of Harris-Moore.

They also say Fox has bought the rights to turn that book into a movie - so the obvious question is: Who will play him?