Born to Run: Inside the Mind of the Barefoot Burglar
Born to run
Camano Island shares much of the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, less than 300 miles away, although its woods and pristine beaches do not draw tourists from around the world. Still, many well-to-do mainlanders, Boeing and Microsoft executives among them, have second homes there. Colton could easily, if he chose, break in and help himself to frozen pizzas and surf the Internet, watch TV, or just sleep in a comfortable bed.
"Whenever we were gone, he would use the place to get warm and take a shower," Robin Johnson Dettmer, the daughter of a nearby neighbor whose house Harris-Moore occasionally burglarized, noted.
"He never left a mess, ever. You never knew he was there except for the stolen things."