Remember the teenager who escaped from a group home in Renton and went on a luxe burglary and identity theft crime spree for nearly two years until he eventually nabbed a plane in Indiana and flew it to the Bahamas? In 2012, then-U.S. attorney and current mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan prosecuted 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, a.k.a. the "Barefoot Bandit." He was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison and forbidden from making money off the movie rights to his story.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Harris-Moore, who is now out of prison and occupied as a self-described "aspiring entrepreneur," does not want his old prosecutor to become mayor of Seattle. Seattlepi.com's Joel Connelly reported today that Harris-Moore has taken to attacking Durkan on Twitter, calling her "#ClintonClone" and "#StaleJennyDurkan."
.@JennyDurkan lies about supporting LGBTQ, marijuana, freedom of speech & right to protest. Research her horrible career record. No good! pic.twitter.com/VSsqD6tH7P
— Colton Harris Moore (@realColtonX) June 5, 2017
Harris-Moore wants Mike McGinn for mayor instead.
Just watch: @mayormcginn will win against #ClintonClone #StaleJennyDurkan! Despite the fact he's not hitting hard. People want change! pic.twitter.com/eENTwQMhOc
— Colton Harris Moore (@realColtonX) June 12, 2017
.#Seattle has a choice: Elect PROVEN @mayormcginn who leads socially & builds - or the status quo all-talk-no-action @JennyDurkan. Simple! pic.twitter.com/R4HC5Y7eqm
— Colton Harris Moore (@realColtonX) June 8, 2017
In an interview with Seattlepi.com, Durkan called Harris-Moore "highly intelligent" but said she would "hate to give him any press."
Earlier this year, Harris-Moore went on the record with mynorthwest.com to discuss his life and opinions on the presidential election, during which he supported Donald Trump.