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Accused 'Barefoot Bandit' Makes First US Court Appearance

MIAMI (AP) - The teenager dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" will cool his heels in a Miami jail at least two more days while he sorts out which attorney will represent him.

At his first U.S. court appearance Wednesday since his arrest in the Bahamas, Colton Harris-Moore told a U.S. Magistrate Judge he thought his mother had hired a lawyer but he didn't know the attorney's name. Dressed in a tan prison jumpsuit, sandals and white socks, Harris-Moore said he last talked with his mother, Pam Kohler, "about a week ago."

A hearing Friday will address Harris-Moore's legal representation, whether he should be released on bail and when he should return to Seattle to face an alleged two-year string of crimes.

Harris-Moore is suspected in about 70 burglaries, thefts and other property crimes in eight states and British Columbia, including thefts of aircraft, one of which he allegedly flew from Indiana to the Bahamas.
      
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