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Report: 'Barefoot Bandit' Inks Movie Deal Worth Up To $1.3 Million

MSNBC.COM - The young Washington state man dubbed the Barefoot Bandit after a cross-country crime spree brought him folk outlaw status has reportedly signed a movie deal worth as much as $1.3 million with 20th Century Fox.

The Daily Herald of Everett, Wash., reported that the money will be used to help pay the minimum $1.4 million that 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore owes in restitution to the victims of his two-year-long crime spree.

"I did things that were not only a violation of law, but also of trust," Harris-Moore said in a written statement provided to the newspaper by his attorneys. "I can't undo what I did. I can only try to make things better."

Over the course of his nine-state, three-country crime spree, Harris-Moore stole five planes, more than a dozen cars, several boats, and broke into a number of homes and businesses.

Many of his crimes apparently were committed while he was barefoot, earning him his moniker.

'I won't make a dime'
The statement explained that he would only agree to sign a deal if his victims could be repaid, the Daily Herald reported.

"I am humbled to know I can now help the people I hurt, at least for the financial damage I caused them," Harris-Moore wrote, according to the Herald.

"I have absolutely zero interest in profiting from any of this and I won't make a dime off it. It all goes to restitution. That's what I insisted on from the beginning and the contract I signed guarantees it," the statement said.

Seattle entertainment lawyer Lance Rosen negotiated the deal on Harris-Moore's behalf.

"It's very unusual for this kind of money to paid for anyone's life story rights," Rosen told the Herald. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM MSNBC.COM

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