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Who's responsible for helping capture Barefoot Bandit Colton Harris-Moore? Is it Kenny, the Bahamian security guard who called 911 when he saw the 19-year-old run

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Barefoot Bandit Reward Just as Elusive as Barefoot Bandit

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Who's responsible for helping capture Barefoot Bandit Colton Harris-Moore? Is it Kenny, the Bahamian security guard who called 911 when he saw the 19-year-old run by on a resort dock? Is it Frederick "Fine Threads" Neely, the taxi driver whose friend was the first one to alert the FBI to Harris-Moore's presence on the island of Abaco?

It could be one of those two. Or it could be these guys, says the Times:
Ronald Billiot, captain of the 92-foot-yacht Picasso; Jordan Sackett, son of the yacht's owner, Richard Sackett; and Pat Young, captain of another yacht.

The Picasso was docked at Romora Bay when Harris-Moore was spotted on the dock. In fact, security cameras on the yacht caught the Barefoot Bandit on video.

When Harris-Moore stole a powerboat on the dock and took off, leaving the Bahamian cops standing there, they looked for somebody with a boat to give chase.

Richard Sackett, of New Orleans, agreed to let them use a 27-foot Boston Whaler he also had at the dock, and Billiot, 44; Jordan Sackett, 24; Pat Young, 24; and six cops took off and caught up in a few minutes with Harris-Moore when he got stuck in a sandbar.

"Who was there? Who made it able for the officers to catch him? We put ourselves in danger. We knew he had a gun," says Jordan Sackett.

At the very least, says Richard Sackett, "it'd have been nice" if the FBI had written the three young men "a nice thank you letter ... what a great example of American citizenship and youth."

In lieu of a letter, Sackett would probably the take the FBI's $10,000 (and growing) reward. Although, to be fair, that money would probably make the biggest difference for Kenny, who lives in a country where that reward represents half of the money most families make in a year.
 
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