A Barefoot Bandit and other bad guys we love anyway

Colton harris-Moore, the barefoot Bandit
Colton harris-Moore, the barefoot Bandit

People always have a soft spot in their hearts for the underdogs, particularly when the economic going gets tough. The Barefoot Bandit, 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, who was arrested July 11 in the Bahamas after he stole a plane and flew himself there, is another in a long line of people who have captured the imaginations of millions, despite doing the wrong thing.

Reports on the life of Harris-Moore portray him as an abused child who has lived on his own since he was 7 or 8. He apparently taught himself to fly airplanes by playing video games. His capture in the Bahamas rivals a James Bond movie – and may well be one soon.