'Barefoot Bandit' wants early release to become paid speaker 05/07/2019 10:52 am PDT Comments KCPQ via KCPQ: SEATTLE (KCPQ/AP) -- A man dubbed the “Barefoot Bandit” for a series of crimes committed as a teenager is trying to get out of probation early. Colton Harris-Moore, now 28, asked a U.S. District Court judge in April to end his federal probation four months early so that he can become a motivational speaker. Harris-Moore was sentenced in 2012 to seven years in prison for a series of crimes committed barefoot, which began after he escaped from a Renton juvenile halfway house in 2008. He was ultimately captured after crash-landing a plane that he stole in Indiana and flew to the Bahamas. MORE: 'Barefoot Bandit' wants early release to become paid speaker - KCPQ #AP #Incarceration #KCPQ #Probation #Seattle #Washington Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.