A big tip of the hat to the reporters at the Everett Herald whose diligent coverage of the Colton Harris-Moore saga has given us a jailhouse interview with the teenage burglar's former accomplice, Harley Davidson Ironwing.
And what have we learned from the epically named Mr. Ironwing? What insights does he have on his onetime pal's wants, hopes and motivations?
Answer: What every teenage boy from Camano Island dreams of, to be like Lil' Wayne.
"He loves his money like I do," Ironwing told the Herald, "He wants the same thing, just to have money, to sit on a pile of cash, to throw it up in the air and have it shower down."
For those of you who are unfamiliar, this technique is known as making it rain. Popularized by rappers Lil' Wayne and Fat Joe in the 2006 hit single of the same name, it has since been the downfall of many a young man with too much disposable income and not enough sense to realize that what is de rigeur in the fantasy world of hip-hop video does not translate well into real life.
That lesson was apparently lost on Ironwing, who was returned to prison after he violated the terms of his release agreement a few months back. His current advice to Harris-Moore: "Stay out until help can come to you."
Given the source, Colton, you might want to seek out additional counsel.