The FBI, SWAT teams, and Homeland Security helicopters chased Colt around Orcas Island while the formerly quiet community tore itself apart, Colt's crime spree infuriated and terrified many residents while others sympathized with the barefoot young outlaw. The story gained international fame, with Time calling Colt "America's Most Wanted Teen" when he stole and crashed his third airplane. After nearly two years on the run, Colt fled Orcas and began a spectacular cross-country trek that finally ended with a boat chase and a hail of gunfire on dark Bahamian waters.
Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest's evergreen islands, where Internet millionaires co-exist with survivalists and ex-hippies, this is a fascinating tale about a neglected child who outfoxed the authorities, gained a cult following, and made the world take notice.
Bob Friel has authored more than one hundred feature articles along with hundreds of columns for magazine such as Outside, Islands, Philadelphia magazine, Sunset, Caribbean Travel & Life, and AAA Living. He has been named "Travel Writer of the Year" and won more than thirty awards during his six-year tenure as editor-in-chief of Caribbean Travel & Life. He lives on Orcas Island in Washington State with his wife.
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