Robbery - Theft

'Barefoot Bandit' seeks cash to cryogenically freeze his dying mother

Colton Harris-Moore says he stole planes because he belongs in the sky

 

The former teenage car, boat and plane thief who became known as the "Barefoot Bandit" wants to cryogenically freeze his dying mother.

The 25-year-old told The Daily Herald in a telephone interview that he is trying to raise enough money through crowd-funding to pay for the unusual procedure for his mom.

Colton Harris-Moore hopes that his mother, Pamela Kohler, could one day be brought back to life.

He is serving a six-year prison sentence at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center.

He thinks his mother's best hope is to be put into a deep freeze that preserves the body and vital organs, a process called cryopreservation that essentially puts the body on pause. The hope is that advances in medical technology will allow her to be revived and her cancer treated.

Harris-Moore acknowledges that the idea is outlandish, but it is the most realistic option given her condition.