Acting on information provided by the FBI, The Royal Bahamas Police Force succeeded in doing what U.S. law enforcement had failed to do for more than two years; they caught 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore. His arrest came after a high-speed boat chase – his boat ran aground and police shot out his engines to be certain that he would not get away. He jumped in the water, and initially threatened to kill himself but was talked down by the officers on the scene.
Steve Dean, assistant special agent in charge for the FBI’s Seattle, Washington office had this to say regarding the following that the 6’5″ fugitive had built up in his time on the run:
I think it’s sad, very sad. People have been making him an idol and a hero when he’s hurt so many hard-working people, broken into homes, stolen property, ripped off businesses. It’s pretty pitiful.