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William Sport and his wife were on a late-night walk when they crossed paths with an international fugitive. It was midnight at a resort in

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"Barefoot Bandit" Boat For Sale On eBay, Bullet Holes and All

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William Sport and his wife were on a late-night walk when they crossed paths with an international fugitive. It was midnight at a resort in the Bahamas, and the former pilot had just tied up his yacht and smaller powerboat when a young, hooded kid sprinted past them. Sport didn't think much of it at the time, but he would remember it later when cops informed him that "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore had stolen his ride and used it to make a final getaway.

Now, Sport is trying to get rid of the 32-foot craft that Harris-Moore was driving when Bahamian officials finally caught up with him, ending a years-long, country-spanning chase.

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Sport points out the shotgun blast that took out his boat's engines.
The boat, a 2002 Intrepid, is for sale on eBay. In the auction, which ends tonight at 8:42, Sport is asking $110,000, substantially less than he bought if for last year. Discounted, says The Seattle Times, because of the extensive damage caused by police, who blasted shotgun rounds into the engine in an effort to ground Harris-Moore.

"It's my fault," Sport told the Times. "I didn't think it'd be stolen. I kept a pretty close eye on it. I didn't think the police would shoot out the engines in it."

The listing makes good use of Harris-Moore's notoriety. "This vessel is a collector's item," it says, "and could be sold to, or used in the movie that is surely coming."

As for the kid who ran past him that night, Sport has little love.

"It's like a big joke, with no purpose behind it. It was a lark," Sport says about Harris-Moore's alleged string of car, boat and airplane thefts. "Maybe he was trying to get attention from mom. I don't know."

He says he'd like to have had the "Barefoot Bandit" spend time in the Bahamas' notorious Fox Hill Prison in Nassau, the condition of which Amnesty International has described as "cruel, inhuman and degrading."

Says Sport: "I have no sympathy for him. He's a thief."

 
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