'Barefoot Bandit' emails ridicule law enforcement

Image: Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit, talks with one of his lawyers at his sentencing in Island Superior Court in Coupeville
Colton Harris-Moore talks with one of his lawyers at his sentencing in Island Superior Court in Coupeville, Wash. Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to felony charges in Island County as part of his two-year cross country crime spree. Marcus Donner / Reuters file
/ Source: The Associated Press

New federal court documents say the "Barefoot Bandit" ridiculed police and prosecutors in emails he sent from prison, undercutting his claims that he's sorry for his two-year crime spree.

In emails that 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore wrote recently, he referred to Island County Sheriff Marc Brown as the "king swine," called prosecutors who handled his case fools, and referred to news reporters as vermin.

He bragged about his two-year crime spree, saying that his flying accomplishments were "amazing" and unmatched by anyone except the Wright brothers.

Harris-Moore was sentenced last month in state court to seven years. He'll be sentenced on Friday for his federal crimes. The U.S. attorney's office is seeking six-and-a-half years, the longest sentence possible under Harris-Moore's plea deal. Harris-Moore's attorneys have asked for a sentence of just under six years.

Harris-Moore's daring run from the law earned him international fame and a movie deal to help repay his victims after he flew a stolen plane from Indiana to the Bahamas in July 2010, crash-landed it near a mangrove swamp and was arrested by Bahamian authorities in a hail of bullets.